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Synonyms for beseechbɪˈsitʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure(verb)

    ask for or request earnestly

    Synonyms:
    fight, put forward, iron out, evoke, tender, invite, weigh, press, agitate, adjure, stir, call down, urge on, weight-lift, arouse, cabal, compress, urge, offer, call, press out, conjure up, beseech, contract, iron, complot, crusade, raise, squeeze, entreat, conspire, compact, call forth, invoke, exhort, bring up, bid, push, wish, campaign, conjure, constrict, machinate, weightlift

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beseech

    One asks what he feels that he may fairly claim and reasonably expect; "if a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father," Luke xi, 11; he begs for that to which he advances no claim but pity. Demand is a determined and often an arrogant word; one may rightfully demand what is his own or his due, when it is withheld or denied; or he may wrongfully demand that to which he has no claim but power. Require is less arrogant and obtrusive than demand, but is exceedingly strenuous; as, the court requires the attendance of witnesses. Entreat implies a special earnestness of asking, and beseech, a still added and more humble intensity; beseech was formerly often used as a polite intensive for beg or pray; as, I beseech you to tell me. To implore is to ask with weeping and lamentation; to supplicate is to ask, as it were, on bended knees. Crave and request are somewhat formal terms; crave has almost disappeared from conversation; request would seem distant between parent and child. Pray is now used chiefly of address to the Supreme Being; petition is used of written request to persons in authority; as, to petition the legislature to pass an act, or the governor to pardon an offender.

    Synonyms:
    ask, beg, crave, demand, entreat, implore, petition, pray, request, require, solicit, supplicate

    Antonyms:
    claim, command, deny, enforce, exact, extort, insist, refuse, reject

    Preposition:
    Ask a person for a thing; ask a thing of or from a person; ask after or about one's health, welfare, friends, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beseech(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entreat, beg, implore, supplicate, petition, conjure, ADJURE, pray to

  2. beseech(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    solicit, ask, petition for, pray for, beg for

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List of paraphrases:

implore, beg


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