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entreat

en·treat

entreat

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn trit
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entreated, entreating, entreats
definition 1: to beg (someone) for something, or to do something.
I entreated him not to reveal my secret.
synonyms:
adjure, beg, beseech, implore
similar words:
ask, crave, cry, importune, invoke, petition, request, supplicate
definition 2: to ask someone urgently or emotionally for.
The messenger entreated silence so he could make his announcement.
synonyms:
beseech, crave, implore
similar words:
beg, cry, importune, invoke, petition, pray, request, supplicate, urge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to ask someone for something urgently or emotionally.
I will speak with the warden and entreat on your behalf.
synonyms:
appeal, beg, implore, plead
similar words:
ask, beseech, importune, petition, pray, press, sue, supplicate
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derivations: entreatingly (adv.), entreatment (n.)