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1. beg

verb. ['ˈbɛg'] call upon in supplication; entreat.

Synonyms

  • pray
  • plead
  • importune
  • insist
  • crave
  • supplicate

Antonyms

  • defend
  • lend oneself
  • attract
  • encourage

Etymology

  • beg (Turkish)
  • beggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Beg

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How do you pronounce beg?

Pronounce beg as bɛg.

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Example sentences of the word beg


1. Verb, base form
Don't beg him to get back together.

Quotes containing the word beg


1. So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
- Roald Dahl

2. So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.
- Roald Dahl

3. I wish you could be kissed, Jane,' he said. 'Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.' He flailed an arm toward the stars.
- Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

2. beg

verb. ['ˈbɛg'] make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently.

Synonyms

  • call for
  • buttonhole
  • solicit
  • bespeak
  • quest
  • canvas
  • request
  • lobby
  • canvass

Antonyms

  • diving duck
  • dabbling duck
  • stand still
  • truth

Etymology

  • beg (Turkish)
  • beggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. beg

verb. ['ˈbɛg'] ask to obtain free.

Synonyms

  • shnorr
  • bespeak
  • quest
  • cadge
  • schnorr
  • panhandle
  • request
  • scrounge

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • uncover

Etymology

  • beg (Turkish)
  • beggen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. beg

verb. ['ˈbɛg'] dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted.

Synonyms

  • circumvent
  • elude
  • put off
  • duck
  • skirt
  • dodge
  • hedge
  • sidestep
  • fudge
  • evade

Antonyms

  • maximize
  • refrain
  • deposit
  • ride

Etymology

  • beg (Turkish)
  • beggen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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