Associations to the word «Beg»


BEG, verb. (intransitive) to request the help of someone, often in the form of money
BEG, verb. (transitive) to plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat
BEG, verb. (transitive) to assume, in the phrase beg the question
BEG, verb. (proscribed) to raise a question, in the phrase beg the question
BEG, verb. (legal) (obsolete) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.
BEG, noun. A provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey
BEG, abbreviation. (knitting) beginning
BEG OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone.
BEG THE QUESTION, verb. (philosophy) (logic) (law) To engage in the logical fallacy of begging the question (petitio principii).
BEG THE QUESTION, verb. To sidestep or fail to address a question.
BEG THE QUESTION, verb. To raise or prompt a question.
BEG TO DIFFER, verb. (idiomatic) To differ strongly in opinion or interpretation.
BEG TO DIFFER, verb. (idiomatic) To offer an opposing opinion humbly.

Dictionary definition

BEG, verb. Call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!".
BEG, 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".
BEG, verb. Ask to obtain free; "beg money and food".
BEG, verb. Dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion".

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