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Another word for beg

  1. To ask or ask for as charity

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  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.
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Another word for beg

  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