Entreat

Definition of Entreat

En`treat´
v. t.1.To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.
[imp. & p. p. Entreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Entreating.]
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.
I must entreat of you some of that money.
- Shak.
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.
v. i.1.To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty.
Of which I shall have further occasion to entreat.
- Hakewill.
Alexander . . . was first that entreated of true peace with them.
- 1 Mac. x. 47.
2.To make an earnest petition or request.
The Janizaries entreated for them as valiant men.
- Knolles.
n.1.Entreaty.

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