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beseech Explained

beseech at English irregular forms Of Explained:

=an ủi a

beseech at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1175, bisecen "to beseech, beg urgently," from be- + M.E. secen "to seek" (see seek). ///

beseech at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle besought /-'s[hA350][hA359]t $ -s[hA361][hA359]t/ or beseeched [T] literary // [Date: 1100-1200; Origin: seek]// to eagerly and anxiously ask someone for something// beg//

beseech at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "beseech":
adjure, appeal, appeal to, beg, call for help, call on, call upon,
clamor for, commune with God, conjure, crave, cry for, cry on,
cry to, entreat, give thanks, impetrate, implore, importune,
imprecate, invoke, kneel to, make supplication, obtest,
offer a prayer, petition, plead, plead for, plead with, pray,
pray over, recite the rosary, return thanks, run to, say grace,

Beseech at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Beseech \Be*seech"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besought}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Beseeching}.] [OE. bisechen, biseken (akin to G.
besuchen to visit); pref. be- + sechen, seken, to seek. See
1. To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.

I beseech you, punish me not with your hard
thoughts. --Shak.

But Eve . . . besought his peace. --Milton.

Syn: To beg; to crave.

Usage: {To Beseech}, {Entreat}, {Solicit}, {Implore},
{Supplicate}. These words agree in marking that sense
of want which leads men to beg some favor. To solicit
is to make a request, with some degree of earnestness
and repetition, of one whom we address as a superior.
To entreat implies greater urgency, usually enforced
by adducing reasons or arguments. To beseech is still
stronger, and belongs rather to the language of poetry
and imagination. To implore denotes increased fervor
of entreaty, as addressed either to equals or
superiors. To supplicate expresses the extreme of
entreaty, and usually implies a state of deep
humiliation. Thus, a captive supplicates a conqueror
to spare his life. Men solicit by virtue of their
interest with another; they entreat in the use of
reasoning and strong representations; they beseech
with importunate earnestness; they implore from a
sense of overwhelming distress; they supplicate with a
feeling of the most absolute inferiority and

Beseech \Be*seech"\, n.
Solicitation; supplication. [Obs. or Poetic] --Shak.

beseech at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to
become good persons" [syn: {bid}, {entreat}, {adjure}, {press},
[also: {besought}]

beseech at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|beseek


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » besechen|lang=enm, Inter: term » bisechen|lang=enm, assibilated variants of Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » beseken|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang *Inter: term » |besēcan|to seek or inquire about|lang=ang, equivalent to Inter: prefix » be|seek. Cognate with Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » bezoeken||to attend, see|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » besuchen||to visit, attend, see|lang=de, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » besöka||to visit, go to see|lang=sv.


* Inter: enPR » bĭ-sēchʹ, Inter: IPA » /bɪˈsiːt͡ʃ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bI"sitS/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːtʃ


    Inter: en-verb » beseeches|beseeching|beseeched (or archaic besought)|beseeched (or archaic besought)

  • To beg or implore.
    1. 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral, London, Oxford University Press, 1973, § 25:
    2. : after what manner, I beseech you, must the mind proceed in this operation?
    3. 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Watches of the Night’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 61:
    4. : She besought him, for his Soul's sake to speak the truth.
    5. 1919, Category: w - :William Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, Category: w - :The Moon and Sixpence|The Moon and Sixpence, Category: s - :The Moon and Sixpence/Chapter XXXI|chapter 31
    6. :Panting a little in his haste, he told her how miserable he was; he besought her to have mercy on him; he promised, if she would forgive him, to do everything she wanted.


      Inter: trans-top » to beg

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|աղերսել|tr=aġersel
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|умолявам, Inter: t+ » bg|прося
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bønfalde
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bezweren, Inter: t+ » nl|bidden, Inter: t+ » nl|smeken
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|prier, Inter: t+ » fr|implorer,Inter: t+ » fr|supplier
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|anflehen, Inter: t+ » de|ersuchen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|supplicare, Inter: t+ » it|implorare
    • Nahuatl: Inter: t- » nah|eitloa
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|rogar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|умолять|n|tr=umoljátʼ Inter: imp » f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|bönfalla
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|bekön

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * seek


    Inter: en-noun » beseeches
  • Inter: archai » c A request.
    1. 1839, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, George Darley, The works of Beaumont and Fletcher: Volume 1:
    2. : Good madam, hear the suit that Edith urges, With such submiss beseeches; ...


      * beeches

    Category: Category:English irregular verbs -
    Translation: cs » beseech
    Translation: et » beseech
    Translation: el » beseech
    Translation: fr » beseech
    Translation: ko » beseech
    Translation: io » beseech
    Translation: kn » beseech
    Translation: li » beseech
    Translation: hu » beseech
    Translation: mg » beseech
    Translation: ml » beseech
    Translation: my » beseech
    Translation: nl » beseech
    Translation: ja » beseech
    Translation: pl » beseech
    Translation: ru » beseech
    Translation: fi » beseech
    Translation: sv » beseech
    Translation: ta » beseech
    Translation: th » beseech
    Translation: uk » beseech
    Translation: vi » beseech
    Translation: zh » beseech