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beseech

[ bih-seech ]

verb (used with object)

, be·sought or be·seeched, be·seech·ing.
  1. to implore urgently:

    They besought him to go at once.

    Synonyms: adjure, supplicate, petition, pray, entreat

  2. to beg eagerly for; solicit.

    Synonyms: importune



verb (used without object)

, be·sought or be·seeched, be·seech·ing.
  1. to make urgent appeal:

    Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.

beseech

/ bɪˈsiːtʃ /

verb

  1. tr to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg


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Derived Forms

  • beˈseechingly, adverb
  • beˈseecher, noun
  • beˈseeching, adjective
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Other Words From

  • be·seecher noun
  • be·seeching·ly adverb
  • be·seeching·ness noun
  • unbe·seeching adjective
  • unbe·seeching·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of beseech1

before 1100; Middle English bisechen, Old English besēcan. See be-, seek
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Word History and Origins

Origin of beseech1

C12: see be- , seek ; related to Old Frisian besēka
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Example Sentences

This recognizes how weird we are feeling after a year-plus of isolation and being inside, as it beseeches us to get the hell out of the house.

On Yom Kippur, Jewish communities fast, confess their sins in the collective “we,” and beseech God for forgiveness.

If anyone in the big O's orbit reads these scribblings, I would beseech you people to encouarge the boss to correct this record.

I beseech your Majesty to be pleased to have executed immediately what is most expedient for the royal service in this matter.

Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?

Deliver us not up for ever, we beseech thee, for thy name's sake, and abolish not thy covenant.

And now, O Lord, I beseech thee take my life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live.

Obtain for me, I beseech thee, a happy death, that I may praise and glorify thy might and kindness forever in heaven.

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