Entreating
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. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Fairly let her be entreated. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well. --Jer. xv. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune. ``Entreat my wife to come.'' ``I do entreat your patience.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I must entreat of you some of that money. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door. --Poe. [1913 Webster]

Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife. --Gen. xxv. 21. [1913 Webster]

3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade. [1913 Webster]

It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom no prayers could entreat. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

4. To invite; to entertain. [Obs.] ``Pleasures to entreat.'' --Spenser.

Syn: To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate. See {Beseech}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • συνδεούσας — συνδεούσᾱς , συνδέομαι join in entreating pres part act fem acc pl (attic epic doric ionic) συνδεούσᾱς , συνδέομαι join in entreating pres part act fem gen sg (doric) συνδεούσᾱς , συνδέομαι join in entreating pres part act fem acc pl (epic… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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