besought


verb

  1. a simple past tense and past participle of beseech.

verb (used with object), be·sought or be·seeched, be·seech·ing.

  1. to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.
  2. to beg eagerly for; solicit.

verb (used without object), be·sought or be·seeched, be·seech·ing.

  1. to make urgent appeal: Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.

verb

  1. the past tense and past participle of beseech

verb -seeches, -seeching, -sought or -seeched

  1. (tr) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
v.

Middle English besohte, past tense and past participle of beseech.

v.

late 12c., bisecen “to beseech, beg urgently,” from be- + Middle English secen “to seek” (see seek). German cognate besuchen is merely “to visit.” Related: Besought; beseeching.

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