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Definition of entreat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

entreat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtriːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtriːt//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entreat
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtriːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtriːt//
 
he / she / it entreats
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtriːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtriːts//
 
past simple entreated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtriːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtriːtɪd//
 
past participle entreated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtriːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtriːtɪd//
 
-ing form entreating
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtriːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtriːtɪŋ//
 
 
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to ask somebody to do something in a serious and often emotional way synonym beg, implore entreat somebody Please help me, I entreat you. entreat somebody to do something She entreated him not to go. entreat (somebody) + speech ‘Please don’t go,’ she entreated (him). Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘treat, act towards (someone)’; formerly also as intreat): from Old French entraitier, based on traitier ‘to treat’, from Latin tractare ‘to handle’.
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