tr.v. be·sought (-sôt) or be·seeched, be·seech·ing, be·seech·es
1. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore: beseech them for help. See Synonyms at beg.
2. To request earnestly; beg for: "She unnerved him by receiving him in bed, bursting into tears, and beseeching his pardon" (Leo Damrosch).
[Middle English bisechen, from Old English besēcan : be-, be- + sēcan, to seek; see SEEK.]
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