ask earnestly

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3 : to ask earnestly : beg <Do not leave, I pray you.>
1990) to solicit is to "appeal for something; to apply for obtaining something; to ask earnestly; to ask for the purpose of receiving; to awake or incite to action by acts or conduct intended to and calculated to incite the act of giving." When looking at Nurse Brandon's conduct in such a light, the court could not find that she was in violation of the solicitation rules in the hospital manual.
2 : to ask earnestly or in the manner of a command <The sentry demanded the password.>