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Definition of "beseech" []

  • To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore: beseech them for help. (verb-transitive)
  • To request earnestly; beg for: beseech help. See Synonyms at beg. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beseech" in a sentence
  • "Though the apostles went out backed with the authority of the Son of God himself, yet their instructions were, when they came into a house, not to command it, but to salute it; for love's sake rather to beseech, is the evangelical way, Philemon 8, 9."
  • "He further noted that they said Mulungu caused calamity and for that reason they had to hold ntambiko (ceremonies of offering) in an effort to "beseech" him."
  • "Philemon a favor, has to earnestly "beseech," almost command, his reception as a favor to himself."