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Verb (usu participle)


Entreatv. t. [OE. entreten to treat, request, OF. entraiter to treat of; pref. en- (L. in) + traitier to treat. See Treat.].
  •  To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.  [1913 Webster]
    "Fairly let her be entreated."  [1913 Webster]
    "I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "I must entreat of you some of that money."  [1913 Webster]
    "Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door."  [1913 Webster]
    "Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade.  [1913 Webster]
    "It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom no prayers could entreat."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To invite; to entertain.  Spenser.
Syn. -- To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate. See Beseech.
Entreatv. i. 
  •  To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of which I shall have further occasion to entreat."  [1913 Webster]
    "Alexander . . . was first that entreated of true peace with them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make an earnest petition or request.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Janizaries entreated for them as valiant men."  [1913 Webster]
     Entreaty.  Ford.  [1913 Webster]


1 a (foll. by to + infin. or that + clause) ask (a person) earnestly. b ask earnestly for (a thing).
2 archaic treat; act towards (a person).

entreatingly adv.
ME f. OF entraiter (as EN-(1), traiter TREAT)



adjure, appeal, appeal to, beg, beseech, blandish, call for help, call on, call upon, clamor for, coax, conjure, crave, cry for, cry on, cry to, impetrate, implore, importune, imprecate, invoke, kneel to, obtest, pester, plague, plead, plead for, pray, press, run to, supplicate, urge, wheedle




VB request, ask, beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask, beg leave, beg a boon, apply to, call to, put to, call upon, call for, make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition, make application, make a requisition, ask trouble, ask one for, claim, offer up prayers, whistle for, beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore, conjure, adjure, obtest, cry to, kneel to, appeal to, invoke, evoke, impetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for, cry aloud, cry for help, fall on one's knees, throw oneself at the feet of, come down on one's marrowbones, beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging, mendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread, dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door, bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court, seek, bid for, publish the banns.

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