beseech


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beseech

pray, petition, beg eagerly for; implore urgently: I beseech you to forgive me.
Not to be confused with:
besiege – to crowd around; beset, pester, harass, hound: The actor was besieged by adoring fans.

be·seech

 (bĭ-sēch′)
tr.v. be·sought (-sôt′) or be·seeched, be·seech·ing, be·seech·es
1. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore: beseech them for help. See Synonyms at beg.
2. To request earnestly; beg for: "She unnerved him by receiving him in bed, bursting into tears, and beseeching his pardon" (Leo Damrosch).

[Middle English bisechen, from Old English besēcan : be-, be- + sēcan, to seek; see seek.]

be·seech′er n.

beseech

(bɪˈsiːtʃ)
vb, -seeches, -seeching, -sought or -seeched
(tr) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
[C12: see be-, seek; related to Old Frisian besēka]
beˈseecher n
beˈseeching adj
beˈseechingly adv

be•seech

(bɪˈsitʃ)

v. -sought -seeched, -seech•ing. v.t.
1. to implore urgently: They besought us to go at once.
2. to beg eagerly for; solicit.
v.i.
3. to make urgent appeal.
[before 1100; Middle English bisechen, Old English besēcan. See be-, seek]
be•seech′er, n.
be•seech′ing•ly, adv.

beseech

- First meant "search for, try to obtain."
See also related terms for try.

beseech


Past participle: beseeched
Gerund: beseeching

Imperative
beseech
beseech
Present
I beseech
you beseech
he/she/it beseeches
we beseech
you beseech
they beseech
Preterite
I beseeched
you beseeched
he/she/it beseeched
we beseeched
you beseeched
they beseeched
Present Continuous
I am beseeching
you are beseeching
he/she/it is beseeching
we are beseeching
you are beseeching
they are beseeching
Present Perfect
I have beseeched
you have beseeched
he/she/it has beseeched
we have beseeched
you have beseeched
they have beseeched
Past Continuous
I was beseeching
you were beseeching
he/she/it was beseeching
we were beseeching
you were beseeching
they were beseeching
Past Perfect
I had beseeched
you had beseeched
he/she/it had beseeched
we had beseeched
you had beseeched
they had beseeched
Future
I will beseech
you will beseech
he/she/it will beseech
we will beseech
you will beseech
they will beseech
Future Perfect
I will have beseeched
you will have beseeched
he/she/it will have beseeched
we will have beseeched
you will have beseeched
they will have beseeched
Future Continuous
I will be beseeching
you will be beseeching
he/she/it will be beseeching
we will be beseeching
you will be beseeching
they will be beseeching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beseeching
you have been beseeching
he/she/it has been beseeching
we have been beseeching
you have been beseeching
they have been beseeching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beseeching
you will have been beseeching
he/she/it will have been beseeching
we will have been beseeching
you will have been beseeching
they will have been beseeching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beseeching
you had been beseeching
he/she/it had been beseeching
we had been beseeching
you had been beseeching
they had been beseeching
Conditional
I would beseech
you would beseech
he/she/it would beseech
we would beseech
you would beseech
they would beseech
Past Conditional
I would have beseeched
you would have beseeched
he/she/it would have beseeched
we would have beseeched
you would have beseeched
they would have beseeched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beseech - ask for or request earnestlybeseech - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
plead - appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"

beseech

verb beg, ask, petition, call upon, plead with, solicit, implore, entreat, importune, adjure, supplicate She beseeched him to cut his drinking and smoking.

beseech

verb
To make an earnest or urgent request:
Archaic: conjure.
Translations
يَتَوَسَّل، يَتَضَرَّع
просяумолявам
naléhavě prosit
bønfaldetrygle
sárbæna
ļoti lūgtlūgtlūgties
naliehavo prosiť

beseech

[bɪˈsiːtʃ] (besought (pt, pp)) VT to beseech sb to do sthsuplicar a algn que haga algo

beseech

[bɪˈsiːtʃ] [besought] [bɪˈsɔːt] (pt, pp) vtimplorer, supplier

beseech

pret, ptp <beseeched or (liter) besought> (liter)
vt personanflehen, beschwören; forgivenessflehen um, erflehen (geh)

beseech

[bɪˈsiːtʃ] (besought (pt, pp)) vt (liter) → implorare

beseech

(biˈsiːtʃ) past tense, past participles besought (biˈsoːt) , beˈseeched verb
to beg. Don't kill him – I beseech you!
References in classic literature ?
"I beseech you then," cries Sophia, "upon my knees I beseech you, if I have been the unhappy occasion of this difference, that you will endeavour to make it up with my aunt, and not suffer her to leave your house in this violent rage of anger: she is a very good-natured woman, and a few civil words will satisfy her.
"Let us, I beseech thee, turn aside from this comfortless road leading, thou knowest whither, but not I.
He will return to Olympus twelve days hence; I will then go to his mansion paved with bronze and will beseech him; nor do I doubt that I shall be able to persuade him."
I kiss your hands, and beseech you to regain your health.
In a speech in Malacanang on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte said the report that IS was gaining ground was enough for him to pray and beseech God to spare the country from the terrorist group's 'brutality and cruelty.'
I beseech the authorities to kindly look into the matter.
He emphasised the need for Nigerians to use the opportunity of the holy month to beseech Allah to grant all Nigerians harmonious coexistence and enjoyment of dividends of good governance.
An exasperated Souness had to finally beseech: 'Look, I played against Maradona five times and I'm telling you - Messi'.
I beseech you to place emphasis on studies," Samboja told the students.
I beseech the Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan kindly resolve various problems of poor families.
Hence, first he should fulfill those promises on which he won the elections and then beseech people for collecting funds.
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