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en·treat

 (ĕn-trēt′)
v. en·treat·ed, en·treat·ing, en·treats
v.tr.
1. To make an earnest request of (someone). See Synonyms at beg.
2. To ask for earnestly; petition for: "She made a hasty gesture with her hand, as if to entreat my patience and my silence" (Charles Dickens).
3. Archaic To deal with; treat.
v.intr.
To make an earnest request or petition.

[Middle English entreten, from Anglo-Norman entreter : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + treter, to treat; see treat.]

en·treat′ing·ly adv.
en·treat′ment n.

entreat

(ɪnˈtriːt) or

intreat

vb
1. to ask (a person) earnestly; beg or plead with; implore
2. to make an earnest request or petition for (something)
3. an archaic word for treat4
[C15: from Old French entraiter, from en-1 + traiter to treat]
enˈtreatingly, inˈtreatingly adv
enˈtreatment, inˈtreatment n

en•treat

(ɛnˈtrit)

v.t.
1. to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg.
2. to ask earnestly for (something).
v.i.
3. to make an earnest request or petition.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French entrait(i)er]
en•treat′ing•ly, adv.
en•treat′ment, n.

entreat


Past participle: entreated
Gerund: entreating

Imperative
entreat
entreat
Present
I entreat
you entreat
he/she/it entreats
we entreat
you entreat
they entreat
Preterite
I entreated
you entreated
he/she/it entreated
we entreated
you entreated
they entreated
Present Continuous
I am entreating
you are entreating
he/she/it is entreating
we are entreating
you are entreating
they are entreating
Present Perfect
I have entreated
you have entreated
he/she/it has entreated
we have entreated
you have entreated
they have entreated
Past Continuous
I was entreating
you were entreating
he/she/it was entreating
we were entreating
you were entreating
they were entreating
Past Perfect
I had entreated
you had entreated
he/she/it had entreated
we had entreated
you had entreated
they had entreated
Future
I will entreat
you will entreat
he/she/it will entreat
we will entreat
you will entreat
they will entreat
Future Perfect
I will have entreated
you will have entreated
he/she/it will have entreated
we will have entreated
you will have entreated
they will have entreated
Future Continuous
I will be entreating
you will be entreating
he/she/it will be entreating
we will be entreating
you will be entreating
they will be entreating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been entreating
you have been entreating
he/she/it has been entreating
we have been entreating
you have been entreating
they have been entreating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been entreating
you will have been entreating
he/she/it will have been entreating
we will have been entreating
you will have been entreating
they will have been entreating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been entreating
you had been entreating
he/she/it had been entreating
we had been entreating
you had been entreating
they had been entreating
Conditional
I would entreat
you would entreat
he/she/it would entreat
we would entreat
you would entreat
they would entreat
Past Conditional
I would have entreated
you would have entreated
he/she/it would have entreated
we would have entreated
you would have entreated
they would have entreated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.entreat - ask for or request earnestlyentreat - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
plead - appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"

entreat

verb beg, ask, appeal to, petition, pray to, conjure, request, plead with, exhort, implore, enjoin, beseech, importune, ask earnestly, supplicate They entreated the audience to stay calm.

entreat

verb
To make an earnest or urgent request:
Archaic: conjure.
Translations
يَتَوَسَّل إلى، يَتَضَرَّع
bedebønfaldetrygle
biîja innilega
maldavimas
ļoti lūgtlūgties

entreat

[ɪnˈtriːt] VTrogar, suplicar
to entreat sb to do sthsuplicar a algn que haga algo

entreat

[ɪnˈtriːt] vt (= beg) → supplier
to entreat sb to do sth → supplier qn de faire qch

entreat

vtinständig or dringend bitten, anflehen (for um); listen to him, I entreat youich bitte Sie inständig or ich flehe Sie an, ihn anzuhören

entreat

[ɪnˈtriːt] vt to entreat sb (to do sth)implorare or supplicare qn (di fare qc)

entreat

(inˈtriːt) verb
to ask (a person) earnestly and seriously (to do something).
enˈtreaty nounplural enˈtreaties
(an) earnest request or plea.
References in classic literature ?
When Antonia and her father got into the wagon, I entreated grandmother to let me go with them: I would gladly go without my supper, I would sleep in the Shimerdas' barn and run home in the morning.
All by his own request, also, biscuits were then ranged round the sides within: a flask of fresh water was placed at the head, and a small bag of woody earth scraped up in the hold at the foot; and a piece of sail-cloth being rolled up for a pillow, Queequeg now entreated to be lifted into his final bed, that he might make trial of its comforts, if any it had.
Generally the most indulgent and easy to be entreated of all mothers, still her boys had a very reverent remembrance of a most vehement chastisement she once bestowed on them, because she found them leagued with several graceless boys of the neighborhood, stoning a defenceless kitten.
Elton, just as he ought, entreated for the permission of attending and reading to them again.
She was carried out of the room therefore in her mother's arms, in quest of this medicine, and as the two boys chose to follow, though earnestly entreated by their mother to stay behind, the four young ladies were left in a quietness which the room had not known for many hours.
He would send for the baby; though I entreated him rather to put it out to nurse and pay for its maintenance.
Fag" and "the Coachman," who opened the scene, took leave of their memories as soon as they stepped on the stage; left half their dialogue unspoken; came to a dead pause; were audibly entreated by the invisible manager to "come off"; and went off accordingly, in every respect sadder and wiser men than when they went on.
Which I entreated you to believe, again and again, most fervently, with all my heart, was capable of better things, Mr.
He entreated me more than once to come in and win, but what with his table-spoon to my tea-spoon, his dispatch to my dispatch, and his appetite to my appetite, I was left far behind at the first mouthful, and had no chance with him.
The public are entreated to bear in mind that thirteen years have passed since it was finished, many more since it was begun, and that during that period, places, manners, books, and opinions have undergone considerable changes.
He entreated his companion to relieve him of a small portion, that he might carry home the rest; but the Mule paid no attention to the request.
He entreated him not to be alarmed at what he was about to say;--there was no bad news--they were in good health--but he thought circumstances might occur, or were occurring, which would render it absolutely necessary that Kate should have her brother's protection, and if so, Newman said, he would write to him to that effect, either by the next post or the next but one.