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beseech

[ bih-seech ]
/ b瑟藞sit蕛 /
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verb (used with object), be路sought or be路seeched, be路seech路ing.
to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.
to beg eagerly for; solicit.
verb (used without object), be路sought or be路seeched, be路seech路ing.
to make urgent appeal: Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.
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Origin of beseech

before 1100; Middle English bisechen,Old English bes膿can.See be-, seek

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British Dictionary definitions for beseech

beseech
/ (b瑟藞si藧t蕛) /

verb -seeches, -seeching, -sought or -seeched
(tr) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg

Derived forms of beseech

beseecher, nounbeseeching, adjectivebeseechingly, adverb

Word Origin for beseech

C12: see be-, seek; related to Old Frisian bes膿ka
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