beseech

[bih-seech]
verb (used with object), besought or beseeched, beseeching.
1.
to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.
2.
to beg eagerly for; solicit.
verb (used without object), besought or beseeched, beseeching.
3.
to make urgent appeal: Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.

Origin:
before 1100; Middle English bisechen, Old English besēcan. See be-, seek

beseecher, noun
beseechingly, adverb
beseechingness, noun
unbeseeching, adjective
unbeseechingly, adverb


1. pray, petition, supplicate, adjure. 1, 2. entreat, importune.
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beseech (bɪˈsiːtʃ)
 
vb , -seeches, -seeching, -sought, -seeched
(tr) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
 
[C12: see be-, seek; related to Old Frisian besēka]
 
be'seecher
 
n
 
be'seeching
 
adj
 
be'seechingly
 
adv

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beseech
late 12c., bisecen "to beseech, beg urgently," from be- + M.E. secen "to seek" (see seek). Ger. cognate besuchen is merely "to visit."
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Example sentences
When Maynard wanders through the crowd, fans beseech him for his autograph.
We beseech you to give authors back their rights.
The economy purrs ahead and employers beseech the government not to return the
  boat people to whence they came.
With wares kept behind counters, customers had to beseech surly sales clerks
  just to look at a pair of gloves.
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