Synonyms for entreat
- appeal to
Antonyms for entreat
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENTREAT
If so, let us entreat you not to make them a cause of grief.
It was equally vain for Arthur to entreat, and for Flora to protest.
"Calm yourself, I entreat you, madame," repeated the priest.
Pierre clasped his trembling hands, and at once tried to entreat him.
Make this sacrifice, master, I entreat it of you on my knees.
Perhaps he could have escaped, if he had chosen to throw down his arms and entreat for his life.
"Let us cease these pleasantries, I entreat you," I laughed.
Let me ask you again, and let me entreat you to answer scrupulously.
But she began to entreat and caress and implore him that he would take her with him.
Not for my sake, Do I entreat a hearing—for your sake, And most, for her sake!
mid-14c., "to enter into negotiations;" early 15c., "to treat (someone) in a certain way," also "to plead for (someone)," from Anglo-French entretier, Old French entraiter "to treat," from en- "make" (see en- (1)) + traiter "to treat" (see treat (v.)). Meaning "to beseech, implore" is first attested c.1500. Related: Entreated; entreating.