Pleading vs Beg - What's the difference?

pleading | beg |

As nouns the difference between pleading and beg

is that pleading is the act of making a plea while beg is .

As a verb pleading

is .

As an adjective pleading

is that pleads.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • The act of making a plea.
  • * (Thomas Hardy)
  • But it pleased her to play on my passion / And whet me to pleadings / That won from her mirthful negations / And scornings undue.
  • (legal) A document filed in a lawsuit, particularly a document initiating litigation or responding to the initiation of litigation.
  • Verb

  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That pleads.
  • * 1955 , , Ann Lindsay, Earth , p. 251:
  • Franchise, relaxed and soothed by the vagueness of a surrender set so far in the future, simply took hold of his two hands to make him behave himself and looked at him with her pretty pleading eyes — the eyes of a sensitive woman who didn't want to risk having a child by anyone but her husband.
  • * 1999 , (Simone de Beauvoir), The Mandarins , p. 599:
  • With a pleading look, she raised her eyes to him.
  • * 1993 , (Charles Haddon Spurgeon), Psalms , p. 225:
  • Have but a pleading heart and God will have a plenteous hand.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.}}

    Derived terms

    * pleadingly





    (wikipedia beg)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), assimilation from (etyl) *.


  • to request the help of someone, often in the form of money
  • He begged on the street corner from passers-by.
  • to plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat
  • I beg your pardon. I didn't mean to cause offence.
    He begged her to go to the prom with him .
  • * Shakespeare
  • I do beg your good will in this case.
  • * Bible, Matthew xxvii. 58
  • [Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 5
  • But that same day came Sam Tewkesbury to the Why Not? about nightfall, and begged a glass of rum, being, as he said, 'all of a shake'
  • to assume, in the phrase (beg the question)
  • (proscribed) to raise a question, in the phrase (beg the question)
  • (legal, obsolete) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.
  • * Harrington
  • Else some will beg thee, in the court of wards.
    Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
    * (raise a question)
    Derived terms
    * beg the question * go begging * beg to differ

    See also


    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m).


    (en noun)
  • a provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey
  • Etymology 3