[ bih-seech ]
/ bɪˈsitʃ /
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verb (used with object), be·sought or be·seeched, be·seech·ing.
to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.
to beg eagerly for; solicit.
verb (used without object), be·sought or be·seeched, be·seech·ing.
to make urgent appeal: Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.
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OTHER WORDS FROM beseech
be·seech·er, nounbe·seech·ing·ly, adverbbe·seech·ing·ness, nounun·be·seech·ing, adjective
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How to use beseech in a sentence
He was among those beseeching Cain to accept the word of his superiors.Meet the Gay Priest Getting Married|Nico Hines|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jamie Dettmer|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stranger swallows their insults, and casts toward the bridegroom a beseeching glance.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
And his glance, anxious and beseeching, sought the Nabob, as though to demand his pardon for all these paradoxical impertinences.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Her voice broke again upon the stillness, with a thrill in it of renewed beseeching.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
As censor, instead of beseeching the gods to increase the glory of the State, he begged them to preserve it.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
Then she made her appeal in French, using every beseeching word she knew to get him to return it.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
British Dictionary definitions for beseech
/ (bɪˈsiːtʃ) /
verb -seeches, -seeching, -sought or -seeched
(tr) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
Derived forms of beseechbeseecher, nounbeseeching, adjectivebeseechingly, adverb
Word Origin for beseech
C12: see be-, seek; related to Old Frisian besēka
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