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beseechverb [T]

uk   us   /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!
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(Definition of beseech from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beseech”
in Korean 애원하다…
in Arabic يَرجو, يَتوَسَّل…
in Malaysian merayu…
in French supplier…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懸求,哀求…
in Italian supplicare, implorare…
in Spanish suplicar, implorar…
in Vietnamese cầu xin…
in Portuguese implorar, suplicar…
in Thai อ้อนวอน…
in German anflehen…
in Catalan suplicar, pregar…
in Japanese ~を切望する, ~に懇願する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恳求,哀求…
in Indonesian memohon…
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