beg

To beg is to ask for something in an earnest, pleading way. You might beg your roommates to be quiet if you're desperately trying to get some sleep.

You can beg your parents to let you go to a concert with your friends, and you can beg your sister for forgiveness after you inadvertently hurt her feelings. In either case, you are imploring, asking sincerely for something you want. Many dogs are skilled at this, and will beg by sitting beside you while you eat, looking adorable. Another way to beg is to ask for desperately needed charity — to solicit money or food from strangers.

Definitions of beg
  1. verb
    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
    synonyms: solicit, tap
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    quest
    seek alms, as for religious purposes
    canvas, canvass
    solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
    buttonhole, lobby
    detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
    circularise, circularize
    canvass by using a questionnaire
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    bespeak, call for, quest, request
    express the need or desire for; ask for
  2. verb
    ask to obtain free
    beg money and food”
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    cadge, schnorr, scrounge, shnorr
    obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
    panhandle
    beg by accosting people in the street and asking for money
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    bespeak, call for, quest, request
    express the need or desire for; ask for
  3. verb
    call upon in supplication; entreat
    “I beg you to stop!”
    synonyms: implore, pray
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    crave
    plead or ask for earnestly
    supplicate
    ask humbly (for something)
    importune, insist
    beg persistently and urgently
    besiege
    harass, as with questions or requests
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    plead
    appeal or request earnestly
  4. verb
    dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
    beg the question”
    beg the point in the discussion”
    synonyms: beg the question
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    circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt
    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
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