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English verb: beg

1. beg (communication) call upon in supplication; entreat

SamplesI beg you to stop!.

ExamplesThey beg him to write the letter, They beg to move

Synonymsimplore, pray

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)plead

Narrower (hyponym)crave, importune, insist, supplicate

2. beg (communication) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

SamplesHenry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce.
My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities.

Synonymssolicit, tap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request

Narrower (hyponym)buttonhole, canvas, canvass, lobby, quest

3. beg (possession) ask to obtain free

SamplesBeg money and food.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request

Narrower (hyponym)cadge, panhandle, schnorr, scrounge, shnorr

4. beg (communication) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

SamplesBeg the question.
Beg the point in the discussion.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt

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