from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore: beseech them for help.
- transitive v. To request earnestly; beg for: beseech help. See Synonyms at beg.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To beg or implore.
- n. A request.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.
- n. Solicitation; supplication.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To entreat; supplicate; implore; ask or pray with urgency: followed by a personal object.
- To beg eagerly for; solicit: followed by the thing solicited.
- Synonyms Ask, Request, Beg, etc. (see ask), plead for or with, petition, conjure, appeal to.
- n. A request: as, “such submiss beseeches,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. ask for or request earnestly
Middle English bisechen, from Old English besēcan : be-, be- + sēcan, to seek; see seek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English besechen, bisechen, assibilated variants of Middle English beseken, from Old English *besēcan ("to seek or inquire about"), equivalent to be- + seek. Cognate with Dutch bezoeken ("to attend, see"), German besuchen ("to visit, attend, see"), Swedish besöka ("to visit, go to see"). (Wiktionary)