Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb beg

4 senses of beg

Sense 1
beg, implore, pray -- (call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!")
       => plead -- (appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop")
          Phrasal Verb-> beg off#1

Sense 2
solicit, beg, tap -- (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")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Sense 3
beg -- (ask to obtain free; "beg money and food")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Sense 4
beg -- (dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion")
       => hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep -- (avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully")

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