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Definition of beseech verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beseech

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈsiːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈsiːtʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beseech
BrE BrE//bɪˈsiːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈsiːtʃ//
 
he / she / it beseeches
BrE BrE//bɪˈsiːtʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈsiːtʃɪz//
 
past simple beseeched
BrE BrE//bɪˈsiːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈsiːtʃt//
 
past participle beseeched
BrE BrE//bɪˈsiːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈsiːtʃt//
 
past simple besought
BrE BrE//bɪˈsɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈsɔːt//
 
past participle besought
BrE BrE//bɪˈsɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈsɔːt//
 
 
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beseech somebody (to do something) (formal) to ask somebody for something in an anxious way because you want or need it very much synonym implore, beg Let him go, I beseech you! Word Origin Middle English: from be- (as an intensifier) + Old English sēcan (see seek).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beseech