beg, implore, pray(verb)
call upon in supplication; entreat
"I beg you to stop!"
solicit, beg, tap(verb)
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"
ask to obtain free
"beg money and food"
dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
"beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
a title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey
to ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech
to ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house
to make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor
to take for granted; to assume without proof
to ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for
to ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
beg, v.i. to ask alms or charity, esp. habitually (with of, from; for, of the thing asked).—v.t. to ask earnestly: to beseech: to pray: to take for granted what ought to have been proved, esp. in the phrase in logic, 'to beg the question'—the fallacy of the Petitio Principii:—pr.p. beg′ging; pa.p. begged.—n. Beg′gar, one who begs: one who lives by begging: a mean fellow, a poor fellow—often used with a playful and even affectionate sense.—v.t. to reduce to beggary: to exhaust or impoverish: (fig.) to go beyond the resources of, as of description.—ns. Beg′gardom, the fraternity of beggars; Beg′garliness.—adj. Beggarly, poor: mean: worthless.—adv. meanly.—ns. Beg′gar-my-neigh′bour, a game at cards which goes on till one of the players has gained all the other's cards; Beg′gary, extreme poverty.—adv. Beg′gingly.—To beg off, to obtain another's release through entreaty, to seek that one's self may be relieved of some penalty or liability.—To go a-begging, to be in want of a purchaser, or of a person to fill it (of a situation, &c.). [The ety. is very obscure; the words beg and beggar first appear in the 13th century, and Dr Murray thinks the most likely derivation is from the O. Fr. begart, begard, and begar (L. beghardus = beghard), or its synonym beguine and derivative verb beguigner, beguiner, to act the beguin. The Beghards or Beguines were a lay mendicant order, and in the 13th century mendicants calling themselves by these names swarmed over Western Europe.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3066
Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Verbs Frequency: #734
The numerical value of BEG in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of BEG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
To give in order to receive is not to give, but to beg.
He who knows how to beg can always leave his money at home.
Why did Mitt Romney BEG me for my endorsement four years ago?
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
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Translations for BEG
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- احتمل, استجدى, تسولArabic
- умолявам, моля, бег, прося, изпросвамBulgarian
- suplicar, mendicar, pidolar, pregarCatalan, Valencian
- anflehen, bettelnGerman
- ζητιανεύω, ικετεύω, επαιτώGreek
- suplicar, mendigar, rogarSpanish
- pyytää, kärttää, anella, kerjätä, beg, anoaFinnish
- quémander, implorer, quêter, supplier, mendierFrench
- התחנן, לקבץ נדבות, לבקשHebrew
- निवेदन करनाHindi
- kéreget, könyörög, bég, koldulHungarian
- աղաչել, մուրալArmenian
- implorar, mendicarInterlingua
- mohon, minta, mengemis, minta-mintaIndonesian
- mendicare, elemosinare, pregare, implorareItalian
- 物乞い, 頼むJapanese
- მუდარა, ხვეწნაGeorgian
- mendicare, rogareLatin
- minene, mīnono, pikoni, pīnonoMāori
- smeken, bedelenDutch
- prosić, żebrać, błagaćPolish
- mendigar, suplicarPortuguese
- ruga, cerșiRomanian
- умолять, просить, побираться, попрошайничать, попроситьRussian
- prositi, zamoliti, molitiSerbo-Croatian
- tigga, bönfalla, beSwedish
- ขอทาน, ขอร้องThai
- begön, lubegönVolapük
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