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 ?
This accident was the arrival of a coach and four; upon which my landlord and landlady immediately desisted from fighting, and at their entreaty obtained the same favour of their antagonists: but Susan was not so kind to Partridge; for that Amazonian fair having overthrown and bestrid her enemy, was now cuffing him lustily with both her hands, without any regard to his request of a cessation of arms, or to those loud exclamations of murder which he roared forth.
The fierce looks of the irritated savages admonished me that I could gain nothing by force, and that it was by entreaty alone that I could hope to compass my object.
From the time he received this news to the end of the campaign all Kutuzov's activity was directed toward restraining his troops, by authority, by guile, and by entreaty, from useless attacks, maneuvers, or encounters with the perishing enemy.
He had returned when he did, on the pressing and written entreaty of a French citizen, who represented that his life was endangered by his absence.
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.
Sir Walter, however, would choose his own means, and at last wrote a very fine letter of ample explanation, regret, and entreaty, to his right honourable cousin.
he asked again, this time fondly, with a note of entreaty.
The first lines contained an urgent entreaty to keep the circumstances connected with the loss of the five hundred pounds the strictest secret from everyone in general, and from Hardyman in particular.
Tim Linkinwater condescended, after much entreaty and brow-beating, to accept a share in the house; but he could never be prevailed upon to suffer the publication of his name as a partner, and always persisted in the punctual and regular discharge of his clerkly duties.
We seem surrounded by such figures in transition now, hovering, like this hand, between defiance and consonance, arrest and entreaty.
While speaking at the second oil and gas congress in Tehran, Ali Kardor said NIOC has launched the first round of calls to identify and qualify foreign companies to make presence in Irans oil industry; under the terms of the entreaty, all interested international oil companies need to hand in their data to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) within a month.
And it concludes with an entreaty for forgiveness and the exaltation of God's name.