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Definition of beseech in English:

beseech

verb

literary

  • reporting verb Ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.

    with object and infinitive ‘they beseeched him to stay’
    with object and direct speech ‘‘You have got to believe me,’ Violet beseeched him’
    with object ‘they earnestly beseeched his forgiveness’
    • ‘But his mother had beseeched and pleaded with him until he felt that he must go.’
    • ‘The son brings a small mound of rice, water, and flowers or fruit, and beseeches his forebears to keep their protective watch over the family and its fortunes.’
    • ‘In the weeks and months to come, we will hear the voices of well-meaning people beseeching the victor to compromise with the vanquished.’
    • ‘‘Please Alex, we beg of you, don’t,’ he beseeched imploringly.’
    • ‘A voice at the other end gives details of a medical emergency, and beseeches the doctor to come at once to the hospital.’
    • ‘After his last Hindi film, many of his colleagues have been beseeching him to make a commercial Hindi film.’
    • ‘People who pray tend to beseech their deity for some kind of enrichment or advancement.’
    • ‘The grieved king besought heaven and earth to make his daughter whole again.’
    • ‘Willow suddenly clutched my arm to her, her voice hushed but urgent, her eyes beseeching me; ‘Do not leave my side!’’
    • ‘I write countless numbers of letters begging and beseeching on behalf of patients.’
    • ‘Gone are the soulful melodies unleashed by a thousand musicians, who were beseeching the rain god to show mercy.’
    • ‘In short he beseeches them to consider what they were and what they have become.’
    • ‘In an agony of panic at this point, I beseeched her to tell me whether I needed medical attention.’
    • ‘The forlorn gazes of the people beseeched them to give them solace, to end their pain.’
    • ‘His friends urgently besought him while there was yet time to flee the country. ‘I have just been abroad… one can’t keep on going abroad unless one is a missionary, or, what comes to the same thing, a commercial traveller ’, was his response.’
    • ‘Her unfortunate father, while tears poured from his eyes, went about the city beseeching the townspeople for money to hire an attorney who in the least would provide his daughter with a line of defense.’
    • ‘I pictured some hopeful bachelor, going down on one knee and beseeching his love to be his forever.’
    • ‘It was his way of beseeching us to intercede and vote for his salvation.’
    • ‘He beseeched the help of all civilized countries in combating trafficking of humans for prostitution and offered 15 billion dollars to fight AIDS in Africa.’
    • ‘Starving, beseeching Third World faces stared from arid landscapes into the greenery and chubby cheeks of the First World.’
    implore, beg, entreat, importune, plead with, appeal to, exhort, ask urgently, petition, call on, supplicate, pray to, adjure

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Origin

Middle English: from be- (as an intensifier) + Old English sēcan (see seek).

Pronunciation

beseech

/bɪˈsiːtʃ/

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People who pray tend to beseech their deity for some kind of enrichment or advancement.
Show us, we beseech thee, the way of the cross that we must follow, the way of Jesus.
Whenever Britain is in a royal mess over some fiendishly tricky quandary, we beseech Queen Mary for her counsel.
Beseech me, they seemed to say, throw your arms about me and bury your head between my knees and seek pardon for your great sin.
But I beseech thee, wise Doxodox! instruct me in thy dialectics, that I may embrace thy more recondite lore.
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
And when your honors mean to solemnize The bargain of your faith, I do beseech you Even at that time I may be married too.
Nuncios had been dispatched to all the countries of Europe to beseech the princes to join once more in an effort to check the danger of a Turkish invasion.
Examples from Classical Literature
Why, then, did he not pray, why did he not beseech her to bring him back to grace?
Permit me, I beseech you, before you go to London to send you forty-eight guineas.
I beseech you to bear in mind perpetually, that you are to be as helpless as possible.
O my dearest, dearest life, let me beseech you not to run a risque of this consequence.
I beseech you, Leon, remember that he has a right to my unreserved respect!
Guide them, I beseech you, for the sake of your own glory and their well-being.
I beg, I beseech, I implore you, help me and show me the man that stole it.
Now, I beseech you, do tell me, have you ever attended to their pairing and breeding?
I do beseech you, eugenius, do not give us a philosophical novel.
I beseech you to tell me all, trusting in me for my sincerest sympathy.
I do beseech you hear the sentiments of our spirituous friend.
Consider well, I beseech you, whitherward these speculations tend.
Inquire, I beseech, if he seeketh to dispart from that cell?
And poor Mr. Adderley could only beseech Mr. Sidney to take care of him.
Roland hastened to pull off his basnet, and beseech the Abbot’s blessing.
Grant unto us, today, we beseech Thee, this beatific vision.
And give me cause, I beseech you, to call you my compassionating friend.
Let me beseech you, Madam, to be the guardian of my reputation!
Return me not this with contempt, or torn, or unanswered, I beseech you.
Come with me, I beseech you, Reverend sir, else you will be poorly able to do Sabbath duty to-morrow.
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A huge black cloud passed over his head, but in vain did he beg and beseech her to let a drop of water fall on him.
Keep this before your mind night and day, and beseech the captains of your allies to hold on without flinching, and thus put away their reproaches from you.
I have the acquaintance of a deliciously pretty girl, who is always sulky, and the thoughtless beseech her to be bright, not witting wherein lies her heroism.

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Sentence Examples
People who pray tend to beseech their deity for some kind of enrichment or advancement.
Show us, we beseech thee, the way of the cross that we must follow, the way of Jesus.
Whenever Britain is in a royal mess over some fiendishly tricky quandary, we beseech Queen Mary for her counsel.
Beseech me, they seemed to say, throw your arms about me and bury your head between my knees and seek pardon for your great sin.
But I beseech thee, wise Doxodox! instruct me in thy dialectics, that I may embrace thy more recondite lore.
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
And when your honors mean to solemnize The bargain of your faith, I do beseech you Even at that time I may be married too.
Nuncios had been dispatched to all the countries of Europe to beseech the princes to join once more in an effort to check the danger of a Turkish invasion.
Examples from Classical Literature
Why, then, did he not pray, why did he not beseech her to bring him back to grace?
Permit me, I beseech you, before you go to London to send you forty-eight guineas.
I beseech you to bear in mind perpetually, that you are to be as helpless as possible.
O my dearest, dearest life, let me beseech you not to run a risque of this consequence.
I beseech you, Leon, remember that he has a right to my unreserved respect!
Guide them, I beseech you, for the sake of your own glory and their well-being.
I beg, I beseech, I implore you, help me and show me the man that stole it.
Now, I beseech you, do tell me, have you ever attended to their pairing and breeding?
I do beseech you, eugenius, do not give us a philosophical novel.
I beseech you to tell me all, trusting in me for my sincerest sympathy.
I do beseech you hear the sentiments of our spirituous friend.
Consider well, I beseech you, whitherward these speculations tend.
Inquire, I beseech, if he seeketh to dispart from that cell?
And poor Mr. Adderley could only beseech Mr. Sidney to take care of him.
Roland hastened to pull off his basnet, and beseech the Abbot’s blessing.
Grant unto us, today, we beseech Thee, this beatific vision.
And give me cause, I beseech you, to call you my compassionating friend.
Let me beseech you, Madam, to be the guardian of my reputation!
Return me not this with contempt, or torn, or unanswered, I beseech you.
Come with me, I beseech you, Reverend sir, else you will be poorly able to do Sabbath duty to-morrow.
Show More Sentences
A huge black cloud passed over his head, but in vain did he beg and beseech her to let a drop of water fall on him.
Keep this before your mind night and day, and beseech the captains of your allies to hold on without flinching, and thus put away their reproaches from you.
I have the acquaintance of a deliciously pretty girl, who is always sulky, and the thoughtless beseech her to be bright, not witting wherein lies her heroism.

See Also

What is another word for beseech ?

What is the opposite of beseech ?

What is the meaning of the word beseech ?

How do you pronounce the word beseech ?

Words that rhyme with beseech

What is the past tense of beseech ?
What is the plural of beseech ?
What is the adverb for beseech ?
What is the noun for beseech ?

Translations for beseech

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Nearby Words
be seduced
be secure
be secretive
be secret
be second to none
Be secluded
beseeched
beseecher
beseechers
beseeches
beseeching
beseeching for help
7-letter Words Starting With
b
be
bes
bese
besee
beseec
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