My current plight is that our dog has gone missing! I am creating a poster, and am asking anyone who may be reading to provide any information they may have.

Essentially what I am trying to convey is "We plea that you inform us on anything you may know"; quick and simple.

I find myself irritated, knowing that an expression for this exists but I cannot remember it.

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    You might be looking for implore but that’s not really a word i’d put on a poster like that.
    – Jim
    Jan 25, 2018 at 18:39
  • Yeah I've grasped that since writing this, although I appreciate your answer as 'implore' was exactly the word I was looking for. Thanks. :) Jan 25, 2018 at 18:48
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    Lost pet posters that I have seen just say 'Please phone us if you have seen Spotty'.
    – Nigel J
    Jan 25, 2018 at 20:36
  • whatever you decide upon ... offer a big reward!
    – lbf
    Mar 27, 2018 at 0:48
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    I don't see what's wrong with "beg" in this context -- "We beg you to inform us of any clues you may have."
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 27, 2018 at 1:34

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Could you be thinking of "Beseech?"

From the OED:

To beg earnestly for, entreat (a thing).

  • good ... but on a poster tacked to a telephone pole?
    – lbf
    Mar 27, 2018 at 0:46

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