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beseech

Pronunciation: /bɪˈsiːtʃ/

Translation of beseech in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado beseeched or , besought)

[literary/literario]
  • 1.1 [person/God] suplicar*, rogar* to beseech sb to + infinitive/infinitivo suplicarle* or rogarle* a algn que + subjunctive/subjuntivo I beseeched her to stay le supliqué or le rogué que se quedara
    Example sentences
    • His friends urgently besought him while there was yet time to flee the country. ‘I have just been abroad… one can't keep on going abroad unless one is a missionary, or, what comes to the same thing, a commercial traveller ’, was his response.
    • People who pray tend to beseech their deity for some kind of enrichment or advancement.
    • The forlorn gazes of the people beseeched them to give them solace, to end their pain.
    1.2 (beg for) [mercy/pardon] implorar

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