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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 ?
"For all that," replied Don Quixote, "I entreat thee, Sancho, to keep a good heart, for experience will tell thee what mine is."
A burning torch lay on the ground near the first man whom the mule had thrown, by the light of which Don Quixote perceived him, and coming up to him he presented the point of the lance to his face, calling on him to yield himself prisoner, or else he would kill him; to which the prostrate man replied, "I am prisoner enough as it is; I cannot stir, for one of my legs is broken: I entreat you, if you be a Christian gentleman, not to kill me, which will be committing grave sacrilege, for I am a licentiate and I hold first orders."
"As my fate has so willed it," said the bachelor, "I entreat you, sir knight-errant, whose errand has been such an evil one for me, to help me to get from under this mule that holds one of my legs caught between the stirrup and the saddle."
Keep him, therefore, I entreat you, in Edward Street.
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.
Clements at once confided her errand to him, and entreated that he would help to allay Anne's anxiety by trusting his message to her.
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The Administrative Manager of WRPC, Mr Solomon Siakpere, who was on ground, could not entreat the protesters to allow some persons into the plant in order to attend to safety issues.
He along with his friend, ride in streets to entreat voters' support.
He said the detained beggars resorted to different means to entreat money, such as selling copies of the holy Quran and prayer brochures, and requesting alms from pedestrians and motorists by showing fake medical reports to exploit their sympathy.
"As the operation reaches its peak we entreat the general public to bear with the Police for any inconveniences, as it is aimed at ensuring sanity on the road," the statement said.