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beg - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'beg' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Beg [ n.]
- A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey.
2 . Beg [ v. i.]
- To ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms.
3 . Beg [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'beg' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . beg [ v]
Meaning (1):
- ask to obtain free
Example in sentence:
  • beg money and food
Meaning (2):
- dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
Example in sentence:
  • beg the point in the discussion;
  • beg the question
Meaning (3):
- make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
Example in sentence:
  • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce;
  • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities
Meaning (4):
- call upon in supplication; entreat
Example in sentence:
  • I beg you to stop!