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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  Fairly  let  her  be  entreated.  --Shak. 
 
  I  will  cause  the  enemy  to  entreat  thee  well  --Jer. 
  xv  11. 
 
  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. 
 
  I  must  entreat  of  you  some  of  that  money.  --Shak. 
 
  Some  late  visitor  entreating  entrance  at  my  chamber 
  door.  --Poe. 
 
  Isaac  entreated  the  Lord  for  his  wife.  --Gen.  xxv. 
  21. 
 
  3.  To  beseech  or  supplicate  successfully;  to  prevail  upon  by 
  prayer  or  solicitation;  to  persuade. 
 
  It  were  a  fruitless  attempt  to  appease  a  power  whom 
  no  prayers  could  entreat.  --Rogers. 
 
  4.  To  invite;  to  entertain.  [Obs.]  ``Pleasures  to  entreat.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  beseech;  beg;  solicit;  crave;  implore;  supplicate. 
  See  {Beseech}. 




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