[ 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.
en·treat·ing·ly, adverben·treat·ment, nounnon·en·treat·ing, adjectivenon·en·treat·ing·ly, adverb
un·en·treat·ed, adjectiveun·en·treat·ing, adjective
1. See appeal.
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British Dictionary definitions for entreatment
/ (ɪnˈtriːt) /
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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