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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

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  • 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