beg leave


beg leave
Synonyms and related words:
apply for, ask, ask for, bespeak, call for, crave, demand, desire, file for, indent, make a request, make a requisition, make application, order, put in for, request, requisition, whistle for, wish

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • beg leave — formal + old fashioned : to ask for permission followed by to + verb We beg leave to offer our humble thanks. I beg leave to differ with you, sir. • • • Main Entry: ↑beg …   Useful english dictionary

  • beg leave — index call (appeal to) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beg leave — request to, ask for permission …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beg leave to do something — beg ˈleave to do sth idiom (formal) to ask sb for permission to do sth • I beg leave to add a few comments of my own. Main entry: ↑begidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beg — Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beg — [beg] v past tense and past participle begged present participle begging ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ask)¦ 2¦(money/food)¦ 3¦(animal)¦ 4 I beg your pardon 5 I beg to differ 6 beg the question 7 be going begging 8 beg, borrow, or steal ▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leave — leave1 [lēv] vt. left, leaving [ME leven < OE læfan, lit., to let remain (< * lafjan < base of laf, remnant, what remains), akin to (be)lifan, to remain, Ger bleiben, OHG belīban < IE * leip , to smear with grease, stick to < base… …   English World dictionary

  • beg — v. (begged, begging) 1 a intr. (usu. foll. by for) ask for (esp. food, money, etc.) (begged for alms). b tr. ask for (food, money, etc.) as a gift. c intr. live by begging. 2 tr. & intr. (usu. foll. by for, or to + infin.) ask earnestly or humbly …   Useful english dictionary

  • beg — verb 1 I beg your pardon spoken a) used to say sorry when you have made a mistake, or said something wrong or embarrassing: Oh, I beg your pardon. I thought you meant next Tuesday. b) used to show that you strongly disagree with something that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • leave — leave1 leaver, n. /leev/, v., left, leaving. v.t. 1. to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house. 2. to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job. 3. to let remain or have remaining behind after going, disappearing, ceasing, etc …   Universalium


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