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English definition of “beseech”

beseech

verb [T]     /bɪˈsiːtʃ/ (past tense and past participle beseeched or besought) old use or literary
to ask for something in a way that shows you need it very much: Stay a little longer, I beseech you! → Synonym begMaking appeals and requests
(Definition of beseech verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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