Complete Definition of "beseech"

rfc|rare archaic form listed foremost?
English

Etymology
From the roots of be- + seek (though not attested until Middle English).

Pronunciation
IPA|/bɪ'si:ʧ/
SAMPA: /bI"sitS/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËtÊ|-iËtÊ

Verb
en-verb|beseeches|beseeching|beseeched (or archaic besought)|beseeched (or archaic besought)

  1. dated To beg or implore.

#*1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral, London, Oxford University Press, 1973, § 25:
#*: after what manner, I beseech you, must the mind proceed in this operation?
#*1888, Rudyard Kipling, âWatches of the Nightâ, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 61:
#*:She besought him, for his Soul's sake to speak the truth.

Translations
trans-top|to beg
Bulgarian: ÑмолÑвам, пÑоÑÑ
CJK Characters: ç¥
Danish: bønfalde
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German: ersuchen, anflehen
Portuguese: t+|pt|rogar
Volapük: bekön
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Related terms
seek

Category:English irregular verbs

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