Definition of beseech
- beseeched him to write while he was away
- —R. W. Hatch
- besought their protection
parishioners ardently beseeched the local bishop not to close their beloved church
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First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
call on (or upon);
: to beg (someone) for something : to ask (someone) in a serious and emotional way to do something
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