Associations to the word «Entreat»


ENTREAT, noun. Alternative form of entreaty
ENTREAT, verb. (obsolete) To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.
ENTREAT, 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.
ENTREAT, verb. To beseech or supplicate (a person); to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to try to persuade.
ENTREAT, verb. (obsolete) To invite; to entertain.
ENTREAT, verb. (obsolete) To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty.
ENTREAT, verb. (obsolete) To make an earnest petition or request.

Dictionary definition

ENTREAT, verb. Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats