Definition of entreaty noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtriːti//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtriːti//
(pl. entreaties) [countable, uncountable] (formal)
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a serious and often emotional request Despite her entreaties, he left. She held up her arms in entreaty. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘treatment, management’; formerly also as intreaty): from entreat, on the pattern of treaty.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: entreaty