entreaty

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en·treat·y

 (ĕn-trē′tē)
n. pl. en·treat·ies
An earnest request or petition.

entreaty

(ɪnˈtriːtɪ)
n, pl -treaties
an earnest request or petition; supplication; plea

en•treat•y

(ɛnˈtri ti)

n., pl. -treat•ies.
earnest request or petition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entreaty - earnest or urgent requestentreaty - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
asking, request - the verbal act of requesting
adjuration - a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
demagoguery, demagogy - impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
plea, supplication - a humble request for help from someone in authority
solicitation - an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief"
suit - a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
courting, courtship, wooing, suit - a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"

entreaty

noun plea, appeal, suit, request, prayer, petition, exhortation, solicitation, supplication, importunity, earnest request They have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.

entreaty

noun
An earnest or urgent request:
Translations
تَوَسُّل، تَضَرُّع إلى
anmodningbøn
vetoomus
sárbeiîni
ricayalvarış

entreaty

[ɪnˈtriːtɪ] Nsúplica f, ruego m
they ignored our entreatieshicieron caso omiso de nuestras súplicas or nuestros ruegos
a look of entreatyuna mirada suplicante

entreaty

[ɪnˈtriːti] nsupplication f, prière f

entreaty

ndringende or flehentliche Bitte; they resisted my entreatiessie blieben gegen alle meine Bitten taub; a look of entreatyein flehender Blick; a gesture of entreatyeine flehende Gebärde

entreaty

[ɪnˈtriːtɪ] nsupplica
a look of entreaty → uno sguardo supplichevole
at his earnest entreaty → dietro sua viva supplica

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 ?
Entreaties, cuffs, and kicks could not drive them back, so at their own instance they were put down in the ship's run for salvation.
This was the tormented surgeon, who, after in vain remonstrating against the proceedings of the day, had betaken himself to the Captain's round-house ( cabinet he called it) to avoid the pest; but still, could not help yelling out his entreaties and indignations at times.
Everywhere that he turned were prison bars, and hostile eyes following him; the well-fed, sleek policemen, from whose glances he shrank, and who seemed to grip their clubs more tightly when they saw him; the saloon-keepers, who never ceased to watch him while he was in their places, who were jealous of every moment he lingered after he had paid his money; the hurrying throngs upon the streets, who were deaf to his entreaties, oblivious of his very existence--and savage and contemptuous when he forced himself upon them.
It was hard to go back and tell Rosa that she could do nothing for her; and, shortly after, one of the man-servants came to say that her mistress had ordered him to take Rosa with him to the whipping-house, whither she was hurried, in spite of her tears and entreaties.
Burch made impassioned appeals for the spreading of the gospel, and added his entreaties that all who were prevented from visiting in person the peoples who sat in darkness should contribute liberally to the support of others who could.
she would not give him such a troublesome office for the world,"brought on the desired repetition of entreaties and assurances,and a very few minutes settled the business.
He said much of his earnest desire of their living in the most sociable terms with his family, and pressed them so cordially to dine at Barton Park every day till they were better settled at home, that, though his entreaties were carried to a point of perseverance beyond civility, they could not give offence.
By dint of entreaties expressed in energetic whispers, I reduced the half-dozen to two: these however, he vowed he would select himself.
Cathy begged that he might be liberated then, as Isabella Linton had no partner: her entreaties were vain, and I was appointed to supply the deficiency.
In defiance of my entreaties, and of the entreaties of his wife, he tore up, in our presence, the will which provided for Michael's share in the paternal inheritance.
In this car of triumph, not even the Doctor's entreaties could prevent his being carried to his home on men's shoulders, with a confused sea of red caps heaving about him, and casting up to sight from the stormy deep such wrecks of faces, that he more than once misdoubted his mind being in confusion, and that he was in the tumbril on his way to the Guillotine.
But Agnes was too superior to me in character and purpose, as I know well now, whatever I might know or not know then, to be long in need of my entreaties.