entreat

[ en-treet ]
/ ɛnˈtrit /

verb (used with object)

to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg: to entreat the judge for mercy.
to ask earnestly for (something): He entreated help in his work.

verb (used without object)

to make an earnest request or petition.

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Origin of entreat

1300–50; Middle English entreten < Middle French entrait(i)er. See en-1, treat

SYNONYMS FOR entreat

synonym study for entreat

1. See appeal.

OTHER WORDS FROM entreat

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British Dictionary definitions for entreating

entreat

intreat

/ (ɪnˈtriːt) /

verb

to ask (a person) earnestly; beg or plead with; implore
to make an earnest request or petition for (something)
an archaic word for treat (def. 4)

Derived forms of entreat

entreatingly or intreatingly, adverbentreatment or intreatment, noun

Word Origin for entreat

C15: from Old French entraiter, from en- 1 + traiter to treat
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