- to invoke as witness.
- to supplicate earnestly; beseech.
- to protest.
- to make supplication; beseech.
Origin of obtest
Related Words for obtesturge, beseech, pray, sue, implore, solicit, plead, ask, desire, advocate, nag, invoke, besiege, abjure, woo, importune, entreat, press, crave, requisition
Examples from the Web for obtest
Historical Examples of obtest
Should we not obtest Heaven, and whatever justice there is yet on earth?
I obtest you, by all the torments of hell, that ye put not this offer away.
Oh, we obtest those 025broken window-panes whether it be not cruel to expose new furniture to such perils!
I obtest you by his own excellency, I obtest you by the joys of heaven, and the torments of hell, that you close with Him.
I obtest you by the glory of heaven, and by the crowns which believers put on His head, that ye slight not this offer.
- (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to beg (someone) earnestly
- (when tr, takes a clause as object; when intr, may be foll by with or against) to object; protest
- (tr) to call (a supernatural power) to witness