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Another word for beg

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Verb
  1. To ask or ask for as charity

    See also:

    request

  2. To make an earnest or urgent request

      1. To summon (a devil or spirit) by magical or supernatural power.
      2. To influence or effect by or as if by magic:
      3. To call or bring to mind; evoke:
      1. To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
      2. To make a humble entreaty to; beseech.
      3. To make a humble, earnest petition; beg.
      1. To initiate or pursue legal proceedings against (another party).
      2. To court; woo.
      3. To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
      1. To utter or address a prayer or prayers to a deity or an object of worship, often as an entreaty:
      2. To use prayer to request (that something may happen):
      3. To say (a prayer or group of prayers):
      1. To appeal earnestly; beg:
      2. To offer reasons for or against something; argue earnestly:
      3. To provide an argument or appeal:
      1. To appeal to in supplication; beseech:
      2. To beg for urgently:
      3. To make an earnest appeal.
      1. To make an earnest request of (someone).
      2. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
      3. To deal with; treat.
      1. To have an intense desire for.
      2. To beg earnestly for:
      3. To have an intense desire for something
      1. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore:
      2. To request earnestly; beg for:
      1. An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication.
      2. A resort to a higher authority or greater power, as for sanction, corroboration, or a decision:
      3. A higher court's review of the correctness of a decision by a lower court.
    See also:

    ask

Another word for beg

Verb
  1. To ask earnestly or importunately

  2. To ask alms

Synonym Study

  • Importune suggests persistence in entreating, often to the point of becoming troublesome or annoying
  • Implore is stronger still, suggesting desperation or great distress
  • Beseech suggests fervor or passion in the asking and connotes anxiety over the outcome
  • Entreat implies the use of all the persuasive power at one's command
  • Solicit suggests courtesy and formality in petitioning for something we solicit your aid or a general canvassing to solicit donations
  • Beg implies humbleness or earnestness in asking for something and is now often used in polite formulas I beg to differ