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 ?
A VERY POOR MAN, a Carpenter by trade, had a wooden image of Mercury, before which he made offerings day by day, and begged the idol to make him rich, but in spite of his entreaties he became poorer and poorer.
Then imagining that, if he embraced the Catholic faith, the intercession of the missionaries, with the entreaties of his wife and children, might procure him a pardon, he desired a Jesuit to hear his confession, and abjured his errors.
To confess the truth, I am afraid Mr Jones was one of these; for though he was attacked and violently belaboured with the aforesaid weapon, he could not be provoked to make any resistance; but in a most cowardly manner applied, with many entreaties, to his antagonist to desist from pursuing her blows; in plain English, he only begged her with the utmost earnestness to hear him; but before he could obtain his request, my landlord himself entered into the fray, and embraced that side of the cause which seemed to stand very little in need of assistance.
Accompanied by some fifty of the natives, I now rapidly continued my journey; every few moments being transferred from the back of one to another, and urging my bearer forward all the while with earnest entreaties. As I thus hurried forward, no doubt as to the truth of the information I had received ever crossed my mind.
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.
No entreaty, no proposition of increased wages, could induce them to remain; to every argument they replied, "We must go, for death is in this house." They all left, in spite of prayers and entreaties, testifying their regret at leaving so good a master and mistress, and especially Mademoiselle Valentine, so good, so kind, and so gentle.
The lady could not but yield to such joint entreaties, and promise to stay.
The gods, too, may he turned from their purpose; and men pray to them and avert their wrath by sacrifices and soothing entreaties, and by libations and the odour of fat, when they have sinned and transgressed.
She had at first yielded to our entreaties, but when she heard that the life of her favourite was menaced, she could no longer control her anxiety.
Mainwaring's most urgent entreaties, to leave the family.
"Let it want what it may," replied Don Quixote, "it shall not be said of me now or at any time that tears or entreaties turned me aside from doing what was in accordance with knightly usage; and so I beg of thee, Sancho, to hold thy peace, for God, who has put it into my heart to undertake now this so unexampled and terrible adventure, will take care to watch over my safety and console thy sorrow; what thou hast to do is to tighten Rocinante's girths well, and wait here, for I shall come back shortly, alive or dead."
"I ventured to think that Evelina's love would be stronger than her father's scruples, that her inflexible parents might yield to her entreaties. Perhaps, who knows, her father had kept from her the reasons of the refusal, which was so fatal to our love.