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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To ask earnestly for something.

Usage examples (32)
  • The page beseeched the queen, "Please, Your Highness, only grant me this one small favor."
  • Philemon a favor, has to earnestly "beseech," almost command, his reception as a favor to himself.
  • The word "beseech" means "to call alongside to exhort, to earnestly entreat."
  • Wherefore -- Because of my love to thee, I prefer to "beseech," rather than "enjoin," or authoritatively command. for more
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  • If they "besiege" (surround an enemy) us, we will "beseech" (beg, plead) them for our lives.
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