Advanced and Proficiency Vocabulary for Exams(e.g.GRE, Banks, Civil Services, SAT / LSAT). For IELTS/TOEFL, and everyday spoken vocabulary, go to our Spoken Vocabulary Database.
To ‘beseech’ means to plead with somebody for something that you want or need urgently. It implies a deeply held anxiety and tends to be expressed with the hope that your apparent desperation will convince the requestee to agree to your plea. It is mostly used as a more formal and dignified version of ‘beg’.
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Our enterprise was being badly hampered by red tape, so I went to the local council to beseech them to remove some of the obstacles in our way.
Jane didn’t say anything, but I could see that her eyes were beseeching me to come to her aid.
I could see that David was ruining his life with alcohol, so I beseeched him to get help before it was too late.