entreat

  • 1 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.… …

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  • 2 Entreat — Концертный альбом The Cure Дата выпуска 25 марта, 1991 Записан Июль 1989 …

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  • 3 Entreat — Album par The Cure Sortie 11 septembre 1990 Enregistrement Wembley Arena, juillet 1989 Durée 47 22 Genre …

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  • 4 Entreat — En*treat , v. i. 1. To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of which I shall have further occasion to entreat. Hakewill. [1913 Webster] Alexander . . . was first that entreated of true… …

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  • 5 Entreat — En*treat , n. Entreaty. [Obs.] Ford. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 entreat — index bait (lure), call (appeal to), desire, exhort, invoke, petition, plead ( …

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  • 7 entreat — mid 14c., to enter into negotiations; early 15c., to treat (someone) in a certain way, also to plead for (someone), from Anglo Fr. entretier, from O.Fr. entraiter to treat, from en make (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + traiter treat (see TREAT (Cf. tre …

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  • 8 entreat — *beg, beseech, implore, supplicate, importune, adjure Analogous words: *ask, request, solicit: pray, appeal, plead, petition, sue (see under PRAYER) Contrasted words: withstand, *resist, oppose: dare, *face, brave, challenge …

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  • 9 entreat — [v] plead with appeal to, ask, beg, beseech, blandish, coax, conjure, crave, enjoin, exhort, implore, importune, invoke, pester, petition, plague, pray, press, request, supplicate, urge, wheedle; concepts 48,53 Ant. answer, command, demand …

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  • 10 entreat — ► VERB 1) ask (someone) earnestly or anxiously. 2) ask earnestly or anxiously for. ORIGIN Old French entraitier, from Latin tractare to handle …

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  • 11 entreat — [en trēt′, intrēt′] vt. [ME entreten, to treat, deal with, beseech < Anglo Fr entretier < OFr entraiter < en , in + traiter: see TREAT] 1. Archaic to behave toward; treat 2. to ask earnestly; beg; beseech; implore vi. 1. to make an… …

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  • 12 Entreat — Infobox Album | Name = Entreat Type = Live album Artist = The Cure Released = September 11, 1990 Recorded = July 1989 Genre = Gothic rock, Alternative rock Length = Label = Fiction Records Producer = Reviews = Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://allmusic …

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  • 13 entreat — v. (formal) (H) to entreat smb. to do smt. * * * [ɪn triːt] (formal) (H) to entreat smb. to do smt …

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  • 14 entreat — [[t]ɪntri͟ːt[/t]] entreats, entreating, entreated VERB If you entreat someone to do something, you ask them very politely and seriously to do it. [FORMAL] [V n to inf] Trevor Steven entreated them to delay their departure... [V with quote] Call… …

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  • 15 entreat — UK [ɪnˈtriːt] / US [ɪnˈtrɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms entreat : present tense I/you/we/they entreat he/she/it entreats present participle entreating past tense entreated past participle entreated formal to keep asking someone to do something… …

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  • 16 entreat — entreatingly, adv. entreatment, n. /en treet /, v.t. 1. to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg: to entreat the judge for mercy. 2. to ask earnestly for (something): He entreated help in his work. v.i. 3. to make an earnest request or… …

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  • 17 entreat — en|treat [ınˈtri:t] v [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: entraitier, from traitier; TREAT1] to ask someone, in a very emotional way, to do something for you = ↑beg entreat sb to do sth ▪ His friends entreated him not to go …

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  • 18 entreat — verb my lord, I entreat you to believe me Syn: implore, beg, plead with, pray, ask, request; bid, enjoin, appeal to, call on, petition, solicit, importune; literary beseech See note at beg …

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  • 19 entreat — /ɛnˈtrit / (say en treet), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) 1. to make supplication to (a person); beseech; implore: to entreat a person for something. 2. to ask earnestly for (something). –verb (i) 3. to make an earnest request or petition. {Middle… …

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  • 20 entreat — verb Etymology: Middle English entreten, from Anglo French entreter, from en + treter to treat Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. obsolete a. negotiate b. intercede 2. to make an earnest request …

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