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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 ?
It is seen how she entreats God to send someone who shall deliver her from these wrongs and barbarous insolencies.
And his Excellency entreats you by me, that the news be not suddenly noised abroad, lest the people be stirred up unto some outbreak, and thereby give the King and the Archbishop a handle against us.
Tony again entreats that the subject may be no longer pursued, saying emphatically, "William Guppy, drop it
He entreats for permission to stop here for minute.
Need I say that I have often spoken of you to Doris, and that she entreats you to be her friend as well as mine, when we meet again in England?
She entreats you not to suppose that she had the faintest idea of her situation when she attempted to destroy herself.
But he entreats me to consider seriously what I am doing--to consent to a separation from you for a time--to consult other people on my position toward you, if I am not satisfied with his opinion.
She falls down on her knees and entreats him to restore her to the mountains where she was born, and where her Circassian lover is still deploring the absence of his Zuleikah.
You beg a porter to collect your luggage, and he entreats you not to be uneasy, for he'll 'fix it presently:' and if you complain of indisposition, you are advised to have recourse to Doctor So-and-so, who will 'fix you' in no time.
Respectfully entreats Podsnap's pardon for stopping the flow of his words of wisdom, and informs him what is in the wind.
By paying the costs, you can obtain a full release and discharge from the damages; and further--this I know is a far greater object of consideration with you, my dear sir--a voluntary statement, under her hand, in the form of a letter to me, that this business was, from the very first, fomented, and encouraged, and brought about, by these men, Dodson and Fogg; that she deeply regrets ever having been the instrument of annoyance or injury to you; and that she entreats me to intercede with you, and implore your pardon.
We were not, replied I, in danger of being stabbed or poisoned, but are doomed to a more lingering and painful death by that prohibition which obliges your subjects to deny us the necessaries of life; if it be Your Highness's pleasure that we die here, we entreat that we may at least be despatched quickly, and not condemned to longer torments.