Definition of Beseech

1. Verb. Ask for or request earnestly. "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Exact synonyms: Adjure, Bid, Conjure, Entreat, Press
Generic synonyms: Plead
Derivative terms: Adjuration, Adjuratory, Bid, Biddable, Bidding



Definition of Beseech

1. v. t. To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.

2. n. Solicitation; supplication.

Definition of Beseech

1. Verb. To beg or implore. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A request. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beseech

1. to implore [v -SOUGHT or -SEECHED, -SEECHING, -SEECHES] - See also: implore

Lexicographical Neighbors of Beseech

bescours
bescratch
bescrawl
bescrawled
bescrawling
bescrawls
bescreen
bescreened
bescreening
bescreens
bescribble
bescribbled
bescribbles
bescribbling
besee
beseech (current term)
beseeched
beseecher
beseechers
beseeches
beseeching
beseechingly
beseechingness
beseechings
beseechment
beseechments
beseeing
beseek
beseeke
beseekes

Literary usage of Beseech

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other by Episcopal Church, Church of England (1831)
"him the victory over all his enemies; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. ... That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people; We beseech thee ..."

2. The Church Hymnal: Revised and Enlarged in Accordance with the Action of the by Charles Lewis Hutchins (1896)
"Help her, patient to endure, Trusting in Thy promise sure: We beseech ... May she, safe from error's ways, Toil for Thine eternal praise: We beseech Thee, ..."

3. The Chant and Service Book: Containing the Choral Service for Morning and by Charles Lewis Hutchins (1894)
"That it may please thee to send forth labourers | into thy harvest ; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord- That it may please thee to bless and keep j all ..."

4. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"Can you think this internal slave-trade to be anything but an abomination in his sight ? Look, we beseech you, at the mournful march of the ..."

5. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"And “therefore I beseech ... toleration of religion: I beseech you, “sir, take into your consideration ..."

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