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Definition of "entreat" []

  • To make an earnest request of. (verb-transitive)
  • To ask for earnestly; petition for. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To deal with; treat. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an earnest request or petition. See Synonyms at beg. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "entreat" in a sentence
  • "Do not therefore, I again entreat you, my dear friend, be uneasy."
  • "‘Were it not an intrusion, sire, I would fain entreat a moment's audience. '"
  • "Why did they have to "entreat" him, if he had come all the way from Boston for that purpose?"