verb be·seech \bi-ˈsēch, bē-\

: to beg (someone) for something : to ask (someone) in a serious and emotional way to do something

be·seeched or be·sought\-ˈst\be·seech·ing

Full Definition of BESEECH

transitive verb
:  to beg for urgently or anxiously
:  to request earnestly :  implore
intransitive verb
:  to make supplication
be·seech·ing·ly \-ˈsē-chiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of BESEECH

  1. <parishioners ardently beseeched the local bishop not to close their beloved church>

Origin of BESEECH

Middle English besechen, from be- + sechen to seek
First Known Use: 12th century


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