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.

Primary Meanings of beg

1.
v
make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
2.
v
dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
Full Definitions of beg
1

v make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

Synonyms:
solicit, tap
Types:
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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
circularize
canvass by using a questionnaire
Type of:
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for

v ask to obtain free

beg money and food”
Types:
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
Type of:
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for

v call upon in supplication; entreat

“I beg you to stop!”
Synonyms:
implore, pray
Types:
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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
Type of:
plead
appeal or request earnestly
2

v dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

beg the question”
beg the point in the discussion”
Type of:
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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