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Synonyms for beg
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beg, implore, pray(verb)

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

    Synonyms:
    pray, implore, solicit, tap

  2. solicit, beg, tap(verb)

    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

    "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

    Synonyms:
    court, solicit, pray, exploit, accost, wiretap, tip, rap, romance, tap, pink, knock, intercept, bug, tapdance, implore, woo, hook

  3. beg(verb)

    ask to obtain free

    "beg money and food"

    Synonyms:
    pray, implore, solicit, tap

  4. beg(verb)

    dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

    "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"

    Synonyms:
    pray, implore, solicit, tap

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beg

    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, beseech, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beg

    Synonyms:
    ask, request, entreat, supplicate, beseech, implore, pray, petition, crave

    Antonyms:
    insist, exact, extort, require, demand

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beg(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    crave, solicit, beseech, implore, supplicate, conjure, pray for, petition for, seek by petition, ask earnestly

  2. beg(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assume, take for granted, consider as true

  3. beg(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    solicit charity, ask alms

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beg(v)

    Synonyms:
    beseech, supplicate, implore, ask alms

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    begging, implore, beseech, supplier

How to pronounce beg?

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How to say beg in sign language?

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How to use beg in a sentence?

  1. RVM:

    If your Life is full of Sorrow, then beg, steal, or borrow ENTHUSIASM from a great soul to make your Life whole.

  2. Tara Nettleton:

    My daughter made the mistake of a lifetime. Today she is a parent alone in a foreign and vicious land, looking after a widowed 14-year-old and four other young children, i accept that some will be critical of my daughter, who followed her heart and has paid an enormous price. Mr Abbott, I beg you, please help bring my child and grandchildren home.

  3. Otto Frederick Warmbier:

    I apologize to each and every one of the millions of the Korean people and I beg that you see how I was used and manipulated, my reward for my crime was so much smaller than the rewards that the Z Society and the Friendship United Methodist Church get from the United States Administration.

  4. James Evans Muhammad:

    Freeedom is not something you beg your enemies for, freedom is what you get when we stand up like Men and fight for Freedom, Justice and Equality

  5. Art Caplan:

    I think the publicity helps and lets more people know' maybe there's a last ditch thing I ought to pursue,' but at the end of the day, creating a world in which you say there's a right to try, if it's nothing more than a right to beg a company, that right already exists, and you're really not doing much to help anybody gain access to much of anything.


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