Entreat meaning

ĕn-trēt
To entreat is defined as to beg for something or beg to do something.

An example of entreat is when you beg your mother to let you go to a party.

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To make an earnest request of (someone).
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To ask for earnestly; petition for.
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To deal with; treat.
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To ask earnestly; beg; beseech; implore.
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To beseech or supplicate (a person); to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to try to persuade.
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To make an earnest request or petition.
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To behave toward; treat.
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To make an earnest appeal; plead.
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To speak or write (of)
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Alternative form of entreaty.
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Bible, Jer. xv. 11

I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well.

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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.
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Bible, 1 Mac. x. 47

Alexander […] was first that entreated of true peace with them.

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Origin of entreat

  • Middle English entreten from Anglo-Norman entreter en- causative pref. en–1 treter to treat treat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman entretier, from Old French entraiter, from en- + traiter.

    From Wiktionary