Entreat En*treat", v. i. 1. To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Of which I shall have further occasion to entreat. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

Alexander . . . was first that entreated of true peace with them. --1 Mac. x. 47. [1913 Webster]

2. To make an earnest petition or request. [1913 Webster]

The Janizaries entreated for them as valiant men. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Entreat — En*treat , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entreated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entreating}.] [OE. entreten to treat, request, OF. entraiter to treat of; pref. en (L. in) + traitier to treat. See {Treat}.] 1. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • entreat — index bait (lure), call (appeal to), desire, exhort, invoke, petition, plead ( …   Law dictionary

  • entreat — mid 14c., to enter into negotiations; early 15c., to treat (someone) in a certain way, also to plead for (someone), from Anglo Fr. entretier, from O.Fr. entraiter to treat, from en make (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + traiter treat (see TREAT (Cf. tre …   Etymology dictionary

  • entreat — *beg, beseech, implore, supplicate, importune, adjure Analogous words: *ask, request, solicit: pray, appeal, plead, petition, sue (see under PRAYER) Contrasted words: withstand, *resist, oppose: dare, *face, brave, challenge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • entreat — [v] plead with appeal to, ask, beg, beseech, blandish, coax, conjure, crave, enjoin, exhort, implore, importune, invoke, pester, petition, plague, pray, press, request, supplicate, urge, wheedle; concepts 48,53 Ant. answer, command, demand …   New thesaurus

  • entreat — ► VERB 1) ask (someone) earnestly or anxiously. 2) ask earnestly or anxiously for. ORIGIN Old French entraitier, from Latin tractare to handle …   English terms dictionary

  • entreat — [en trēt′, intrēt′] vt. [ME entreten, to treat, deal with, beseech < Anglo Fr entretier < OFr entraiter < en , in + traiter: see TREAT] 1. Archaic to behave toward; treat 2. to ask earnestly; beg; beseech; implore vi. 1. to make an… …   English World dictionary

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