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begged

[ beg ]SEE DEFINITION OF begged
  • verbrequest
  • verbseek charity

Synonyms for begged

  • ask
  • beseech
  • implore
  • plead
  • pray
  • solicit
  • sue
  • urge
  • abjure
  • advocate
  • besiege
  • canvass
  • conjure
  • crave
  • desire
  • entreat
  • importune
  • invoke
  • nag
  • petition
  • press
  • requisition
  • supplicate
  • woo
  • worry
  • apply to
  • call to
  • impetrate
  • obsecrate
  • obtest
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Antonyms for begged

  • answer
  • reply
  • leave alone
  • not want
  • give
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEGGED

But Mr. Hand, flattered by her politeness, begged her to remain.

Hester begged Mrs. Baldwin to lead the way, and followed her up the stairs.

She begged his pardon, but could those really be the boys names?

"Everything in the world that you want," begged the elderly gentleman.

And did she tell you that Mrs. Sloane Schuyler begged to have her presented?

"Why, cert.," she said when I begged her last Wednesday to take care of Helen.

"Why, Father, I begged you not to try," said Helen impatiently.

Angelique, having risen, refused, and begged Felicien to leave immediately.

This was no explanation; I begged her to tell me what she meant.

"But this is my money, my own private affair," begged Eileen.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, perhaps from Old English bedecian "to beg," from Proto-Germanic *beth-; or possibly from Anglo-French begger, from Old French begart (see beggar). The Old English word for "beg" was wædlian, from wædl "poverty." Of trained dogs, 1816.

As a courteous mode of asking (beg pardon, etc.), first attested c.1600. To beg the question translates Latin petitio principii, and means "to assume something that hasn't been proven as a basis of one's argument," thus "asking" one's opponent to give something unearned, though more of the nature of taking it for granted without warrant.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEGGED

urged

adjectivepressed
  • adjured
  • advised
  • allured
  • asked
  • begged
  • charged
  • coaxed
  • coerced
  • commanded
  • desired
  • exhorted
  • forced
  • implored
  • influenced
  • lured
  • motivated
  • moved
  • prompted
  • requested
  • solicited
  • wheedled
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