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  Definition of beg
  1. call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
  2. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
  3. ask to obtain free; "beg money and food"
Similar Words: implore, pray, solicit, tap

 

See Also: excuse, beg off

 

Hyponyms: crave, supplicate, importune, insist, quest, canvass, canvas, lobby, buttonhole, schnorr, shnorr, scrounge, cadge, panhandle

 

Derivational Morphology: beggary, begging, mendicancy, solicitation, solicitor, canvasser

 

Anagrams: Geb

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: bedelen and smeken  
Finnish: kerjätä and pyytää   French: implorer and mendier  
German: anflehen and betteln   Greek: ζητιανεύω and ικετεύω  
Hebrew: להתחנן   Hungarian: könyörög and koldul  
Indonesian: mengemis and minta   Interlingua: implorar and mendicar  
Italian: implorare and mendicare   Japanese: 物乞い and 頼む  
Latin: mendicare and rogare   Polish: prosić and żebrać  
Portuguese: mendigar and suplicar   Russian: просить and умолять  
Serbian: moliti and prositi   Spanish: mendigar and suplicar  
Tagalog: magpalimos  
 
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