Definition of Entreat

1. Verb. Ask for or request earnestly. "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Exact synonyms: Adjure, Beseech, Bid, Conjure, Press
Generic synonyms: Plead
Derivative terms: Adjuration, Adjuratory, Bid, Biddable, Bidding



Definition of Entreat

1. v. t. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.

2. v. i. To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty.

3. n. Entreaty.

Definition of Entreat

1. Noun. (alternative form of entreaty) ¹

2. Verb. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use. ¹

3. Verb. 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. ¹

4. Verb. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade. ¹

5. Verb. To invite; to entertain. ¹

6. Verb. To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty. ¹

7. Verb. To make an earnest petition or request. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entreat

1. to ask for earnestly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Entreat

1. 1. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use. "Fairly let her be entreated." (Shak) "I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well." (Jer. Xv. 11) 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." "I must entreat of you some of that money." (Shak) "Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door." (Poe) "Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife." (Gen. Xxv. 21) 3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade. "It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom no prayers could entreat." (Rogers) 4. To invite; to entertain. "Pleasures to entreat." Synonym: To beseech, beg, solicit, crave, implore, supplicate. See Beseech. Origin: OE. Entreten to treat, request, OF. Entraiter to treat of; pref. En- (L. In) + traitier to treat. See Treat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entreat

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Literary usage of Entreat

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1. The Contemporary Review (1869)
"I entreat you to hold fast the word of God, which I have written out of the law ... I entreat also any one who has heard from me iu a sermon or in private ..."

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