What does besiege mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent(verb)

    surround so as to force to give up

    "The Turks besieged Vienna"

  2. besiege(verb)

    cause to feel distressed or worried

    "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"

  3. besiege(verb)

    harass, as with questions or requests

    "The press photographers besieged the movie star"


  1. besiege(Verb)

    To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.

  2. besiege(Verb)

    To beleaguer, lay siege to, beset.

  3. besiege(Verb)

    to assail or ply, as with requests or demands.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Besiege(verb)

    to beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Besiege

    be-sēj′, v.t. to lay siege to: to beset with armed forces: to throng round.—n. Besieg′er.—adv. Besieg′ingly (rare), urgently.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. besiege

    To lay siege to or invest any fortified place with armed forces.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of besiege in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of besiege in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. arbitrary
    • B. ravening
    • C. contiguous
    • D. ectomorphic

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