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Synonyms for beseech
bɪˈsitʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    ask for or request earnestly

    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

    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, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beseech

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

    Antonyms:
    insist, demand, exact, intimidate, command, coerce

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beseech(v)

    Synonyms:
    entreat, implore, adjure, supplicate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    implore, beg

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How to use beseech in a sentence?

  1. Ben Lindsey:

    I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.

  2. Dave Chappelle:

    I would beseech the council to look deeply and to look hard, because this is a golden opportunity, literally you could kill the game. In this Trump era, there's an opportunity to show everybody that local politics reigns supreme. We can make our corner of the world outstanding.

  3. Oliver Cromwell:

    I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.

  4. Vernon Schutz:

    Defeated enemies in battle have to confess the superiority of their captors, but this does not give them citizenship in that country. This is why as ambassadors for Christ we beseech people to be reconciled to God by faith in Christ now. If they confess Him as Lord with a heart of faith--now, while the doors of salvation are wide open, they will be saved (Rom. 109,10). Later they are forced to confess His Lordship to vindicate Christ's righteous judgment of them and the worthiness of their eternal doom. Confession does not bring the confessor salvation. It is too late, for the 'accepted time' for salvation has forever passed.

  5. Roger Stone:

    Your honor, I can only beseech you to give me a second chance, forgive me the trespass. I'm hurtfully sorry.


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