intreat


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in·treat

 (ĭn-trēt′)
v. Archaic
Variant of entreat.

intreat

(ɪnˈtriːt)
vb
an archaic spelling of entreat
inˈtreatingly adv
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.

intreat


Past participle: intreated
Gerund: intreating

Imperative
intreat
intreat
Present
I intreat
you intreat
he/she/it intreats
we intreat
you intreat
they intreat
Preterite
I intreated
you intreated
he/she/it intreated
we intreated
you intreated
they intreated
Present Continuous
I am intreating
you are intreating
he/she/it is intreating
we are intreating
you are intreating
they are intreating
Present Perfect
I have intreated
you have intreated
he/she/it has intreated
we have intreated
you have intreated
they have intreated
Past Continuous
I was intreating
you were intreating
he/she/it was intreating
we were intreating
you were intreating
they were intreating
Past Perfect
I had intreated
you had intreated
he/she/it had intreated
we had intreated
you had intreated
they had intreated
Future
I will intreat
you will intreat
he/she/it will intreat
we will intreat
you will intreat
they will intreat
Future Perfect
I will have intreated
you will have intreated
he/she/it will have intreated
we will have intreated
you will have intreated
they will have intreated
Future Continuous
I will be intreating
you will be intreating
he/she/it will be intreating
we will be intreating
you will be intreating
they will be intreating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intreating
you have been intreating
he/she/it has been intreating
we have been intreating
you have been intreating
they have been intreating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intreating
you will have been intreating
he/she/it will have been intreating
we will have been intreating
you will have been intreating
they will have been intreating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intreating
you had been intreating
he/she/it had been intreating
we had been intreating
you had been intreating
they had been intreating
Conditional
I would intreat
you would intreat
he/she/it would intreat
we would intreat
you would intreat
they would intreat
Past Conditional
I would have intreated
you would have intreated
he/she/it would have intreated
we would have intreated
you would have intreated
they would have intreated
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References in classic literature ?
my Laura (returned she) avoid so melancholy a subject, I intreat you.
Yet to be silent would be cruel; she had intreated me to talk.
For two Hours did I rave thus madly and should not then have left off, as I was not in the least fatigued, had not Sophia who was just recovered from her swoon, intreated me to consider that Night was now approaching and that the Damps began to fall.
"Let me, I intreat you, take a dozen of your subjects with me to the Emerald City."
Did I not beg you, did I not intreat you, to leave the whole conduct to me?
His wife gave him a look which invited him in; and, while he was coming round, added, "Now, dearest Emma, let me intreat you to say and look every thing that may set his heart at ease, and incline him to be satisfied with the match.
Her mother, still confident of their engagement, and relying as warmly as ever on his constancy, had only been roused by Elinor's application, to intreat from Marianne greater openness towards them both; and this, with such tenderness towards her, such affection for Willoughby, and such a conviction of their future happiness in each other, that she wept with agony through the whole of it.
The prisoners expressed the greatest concern at having incurred his Majesty's displeasure, and in a petition addressed to Colonel Winslow intreated him to detain a part of them as sureties for the appearance of the rest, who were desirous of visiting their families, and consoling them in their distress and misfortunes.
"We intreat [sic] this most eminent Lyric of the age, to favour us with an account of his descent from the starry sphere.
His Maiestie [...] hath granted many gratious priuileges, vnder the great Seale, to vs and to our Heirs for euer, that will aduenture or plant in the said plantation: So I wish and intreat all well affected subiects, some in their persons, others in their purses, cheerfully to aduenture, and ioyntly take in hand this high and acceptable worke, tending to aduance and spread the kingdome of God, and the knowledge of the truth, among so many millions of men and women, sdauage and blind, that neuer yet saw the true light shine before their eyes, to enlighten their minds and comfort their soules, as also for the honor of our king, and enlarging of his kingdome.
"I do beseech and intreat you not to be putting yourself forward, and talking and giving your opinion as if you were one of your cousins--as if you were dear Mrs.
I here desire To make you supravisor of my will And do intreat your goodnesse to fulfil My last desires left unto you in trust I know you love the Muses, and you will Be a most faithfull Guardian and a just.