beseech /bɪˈsiːtʃ/


I. verb [ reporting verb]

‹literary› ask someone urgently and fervently to do or give something

[with obj. and infinitive]

they beseeched him to stay
[with obj. and direct speech]
‘You have got to believe me,’ Violet beseeched him
[with obj.]
they earnestly beseeched his forgiveness.
II. derivatives

beseechingly /bɪˈsiːtʃɪŋli /

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

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