[Nouns] request, requisition; claim (demand) [more]; petition, suit, prayer; begging letter, round robin.

motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe; imprecation; rogation; proposal, proposition.

orison (worship) [more]; incantation (spell) [more].

mendicancy; asking, begging; postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation.

[Verbs] request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; apply to, call to, put to; call upon, call for; make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition; make application, make a requisition; ask trouble, ask one for; claim (demand) [more]; offer up prayers (worship) [more]; whistle for.

beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore; conjure, adjure; obtest; cry to, kneel to, appeal to; invoke, evoke; impetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for; cry aloud, cry for help; fall on one's knees; throw oneself at the feet of; come down on one's marrowbones.

beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging; mendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread.

dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door.

bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court; seek, bid for (offer) [more]; publish the banns.

[Adjectives] requesting; precatory; suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory; postulant; obsecratory.

importunate, clamorous, urgent; cap in hand; on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones.

[Adverbs] prithee, do, please, pray; be so good as, be good enough; have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please.

[Interjections] for God's sake! for heaven's sake! for goodness' sake! for mercy's sake!

[Phrases] Dieu vous garde; dirigenos Domine.

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