IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
agair1, v.t. (pres. agraíonn, vn. ~t, pp. -artha). 1. Plead, entreat. Cás a ~t le duine, to plead a case with s.o. Trócaire, maithiúnas, a ~t, to plead for mercy, forgiveness. D’~ mé é fanacht sa bhaile, I pleaded with him, begged him, to stay at home. Guím agus agraím thú, I pray and beseech you. Dia a ~t, to implore God. 2. (With ar) Avenge, retribute. Coir a ~t ar dhuine, to avenge a crime on s.o. Agróidh Dia orthu é, God will punish them for it. Nár agraí Dia ort é, may God forgive you for (doing, saying) it. D’~ sé a fhearg, a dhíoltas, orthu, he wreaked his anger, his vengeance, on them. Ná h~ an focal sin orm, don’t hold that statement against me. Ná h~ a chuid ábhaillí ar an leanbh, don’t punish the child for playing pranks. 3. Jur: Sue.