entreating


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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.

entreating

(ɪnˈtriːtɪŋ)
adj
that entreats
n
the act of entreating someone
Translations

entreating

[ɪnˈtriːtɪŋ]
A. ADJsuplicante
B. Nsúplicas fpl, imploraciones fpl
References in classic literature ?
And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me -- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating "'Tis some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door -- Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door; -- This it is, and nothing more.
And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me--filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating "'Tis some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door-- Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door; This it is and nothing more.
Anne being present at the time, and entreating her to do so) to forward the object in view, especially as she was not required to be away from the house for more than half an hour at the most.
In addition, the government is entreating the IMF to provide it with loans as well.
But his dirty ears are resistant to their tender entreating,
And this is a great time of year for entreating space dust with your hopes and desires as the annual Perseid meteor shower is raining down on Earth for the next week.
She was seen entreating people for money, although she is physically fit.
a goddamn thing" he howls in opener Still Trying, and even when, on Right On, he's entreating a lover ("Say you'll come with me, we'll leave here tomorrow.