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Definition of entreat (Meaning of entreat)
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Entreat En*treat", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entreated}; p. pr. &
	     vb. n. {Entreating}.] [OE. entreten to treat, request, OF.
	     entraiter to treat of; pref. en- (L. in) + traitier to treat.
	     See {Treat}.]
	     1. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use. [Obs.]
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	              Fairly let her be entreated.          --Shak.
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	              I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well. --Jer.
	                                                    xv. 11.
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	     2. 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 my wife to
	        come.' ``I do entreat your patience.' --Shak.
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	              I must entreat of you some of that money. --Shak.
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	              Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber
	              door.                                 --Poe.
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	              Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife. --Gen. xxv.
	                                                    21.
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	     3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by
	        prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
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	              It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom
	              no prayers could entreat.             --Rogers.
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	     4. To invite; to entertain. [Obs.] ``Pleasures to entreat.'
	        --Spenser.
	
	     Syn: To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate.
	          See {Beseech}.
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	  Entreat En*treat", v. i.
	     1. To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations,
	        as for a treaty. [Obs.]
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	              Of which I shall have further occasion to entreat.
	                                                    --Hakewill.
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	              Alexander . . . was first that entreated of true
	              peace with them.                      --1 Mac. x.
	                                                    47.
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	     2. To make an earnest petition or request.
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	              The Janizaries entreated for them as valiant men.
	                                                    --Knolles.
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	  Entreat En*treat", n.
	     Entreaty. [Obs.] --Ford.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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