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Definition 1: call upon in supplication; entreat - [verb of communication]

Samples where beg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I beg you to stop!

Synonyms for beg in the sense of this definition

(beg is a kind of ...) appeal or request earnestly

"I pleaded with him to stop"

(... is a kind of beg ) plead or ask for earnestly

(... is a kind of beg ) ask humbly (for something)

"He supplicated the King for clemency"

(... is a kind of beg ) beg persistently and urgently

"I importune you to help them"

Definition 2: make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently - [verb of communication]

Samples where beg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
  • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

Synonyms for beg in the sense of this definition

(beg is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of beg ) seek alms, as for religious purposes

(... is a kind of beg ) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

(... is a kind of beg ) detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

Definition 3: dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted - [verb of communication]

Samples where beg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • beg the question
  • beg the point in the discussion

(beg is a kind of ...) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Definition 4: ask to obtain free - [verb of possession]

Samples where beg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • beg money and food

(beg is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of beg ) obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling

"he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends"

(... is a kind of beg ) beg by accosting people in the street and asking for money

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