(mid. of δέω, II, which see, as depon.) [in LXX for חנן, etc;] to want for oneself
; 1) to want, need
: (a) absol; (b) with genitive 2) to beg, request, beseech, pray
; (i) in general
: absol, Act.26:3, WH; with genitive of person(s), Luk.5:12; 8:28; 38 (ἐδεῖτο; T, ἐδέετο, cf. Veitch, see word δέω) 9:38, Act.8:34; 21:39, 2Co.5:20, Gal.4:12; before ἵνα, Luk.9:40; before τό, with inf, 2Co.10:2; with genitive of person(s) and of thing(s), 2Co.8:4; (ii) of prayer to God
: absol, Act.4:31; before εἴ πως, Rom.1:10; ἵνα, Luk.21:36; 22:32; εἰς τό, 1Th.3:10; ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ πρὸς τ. κύριον, ὅπως, Act.8:24; with genitive, τοῦ κυρίου, ὅπως, Mat.9:38, Luk.10:2; τοῦ Θεοῦ, Act.10:2; before εἰ ἄρα, Act.8:22. SYN.
: αἰτέω, and cf. δέησις. (AS