Then the king sent messengers to certain of the princes of Greece, entreating that they would help in this matter.
So far from entreating him to remain with her, she had bidden him go where his duty led him.
The minister finished his sermon by entreating them all that very night to come to the fountain.
She's been entreating the captain to let her go ashore for vespers.
A dozen suitors came in order, bowing low, entreating her not to reject their plea.
A letter from a despairing mother, entreating us to find her lost son.
No tidings were received of him, till a messenger arrived, entreating my assistance.
As you entered, he was entreating me to fly with him; both his life and his honor were in my hands.
I interfered in the matter, entreating the bishop to remove this heavy anathema, but without success.
Outside, Stephen was entreating to be allowed to visit her the next morning.
mid-14c., "to enter into negotiations;" early 15c., "to treat (someone) in a certain way," also "to plead for (someone)," from Anglo-French entretier, Old French entraiter "to treat," from en- "make" (see en- (1)) + traiter "to treat" (see treat (v.)). Meaning "to beseech, implore" is first attested c.1500. Related: Entreated; entreating.