I need a verb that describes asking someone to stop helping you, even though you know they mean well, because it's not helpful. So you ask them in a way that is almost pleading. It's stronger than just asking, but it's not quite pleading.
I'm doing an analysis of a play, and one aspect of this analysis is that I have to categorize, line by line, what each character is trying to do in one action verb. It is proving to be harder than I thought.