- to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.
- to beg eagerly for; solicit.
- to make urgent appeal: Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.
Origin of beseech
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1. pray, petition, supplicate, adjure. 1, 2. entreat, importune.
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Examples from the Web for beseeching
Every hour, the anthem is played, followed by Orthodox priests intoning prayers and beseeching God not to forsake Ukraine.EuroMaidan Protesters: We Want U.S. Protection
March 4, 2014
The face of the young man softened as he met his father's beseeching eyes.Within the Law
In the most pathetic way she dragged herself after me, moaning and beseeching for help.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
"I beg you to go and unhook it," said he, beseeching his companion.Therese Raquin
Fraser asked again, his voice suddenly suave and beseeching.The Floating Island of Madness
I remember hearing him beseeching them to lay him down and let him die.War from the Inside
Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
- (tr) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
C12: see be-, seek; related to Old Frisian besēka
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Word Origin and History for beseeching
"supplication, prayer," c.1300, verbal noun from beseech. Related: Beseechingly; beseechingness.
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