verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of entreat
Synonyms for entreat
Examples from the Web for entreat
Historical Examples of entreat
If so, let us entreat you not to make them a cause of grief.
It was equally vain for Arthur to entreat, and for Flora to protest.
"Calm yourself, I entreat you, madame," repeated the priest.
Pierre clasped his trembling hands, and at once tried to entreat him.
Make this sacrifice, master, I entreat it of you on my knees.Doctor Pascal
Word Origin for entreat
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.