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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENTREATS

Obedience is the one condition of progress, and he entreats them to obey.

"He entreats her to send the baby one," was her next remark.

He entreats Blount, who is his subaltern, to shoulder the blame.

She entreats Maurice to discontinue a search which must prove fruitless.

"My darling, you must not take it so to heart," he entreats.

"If you would let me do anything for you," she entreats, in that persuasive tone.

He entreats you urgently to call a meeting of the Executive Committee, immediately.

The Galatians were persuaded of it and embraced it; he entreats them not to let it go.

"No; your Barbara entreats," she said with a soft pressure of her arm.

In vain Brangne entreats her mistress not to signal for Tristan.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.