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beg

 
 
pronunciation:
beg
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
beg the question, beg off
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: begged, begging, begs
definition 1: to ask for (food, money, or other necessities) as charity or as a gift.
The orphans were forced to beg for food.
synonyms:
cadge, panhandle, solicit
similar words:
bum, cry, request, seek, sponge, supplicate
definition 2: to ask a favor of; implore.
I beg you to reconsider this decision.He begged his wife to forgive him.
synonyms:
adjure, beseech, crave, entreat, implore, solicit, supplicate
similar words:
cry, importune, petition, pray, press, request, urge
phrase: beg the question
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to request humbly or desperately.
The little girl begged for another ride on her father's shoulders.The prisoner begged for mercy.
synonyms:
implore, supplicate
similar words:
appeal, ask, beseech, entreat, importune, petition, plead, pray, press, solicit
definition 2: to ask for charity or gifts.
The poor were begging in the streets.
synonyms:
panhandle, solicit
similar words:
appeal, ask, cadge, pray, sponge, supplicate
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phrase: beg off
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