entreat

[ en-treet ]
/ ɛnˈtrit /
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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.

Origin of entreat

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

1. See appeal.
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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 Formsentreatingly 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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