Reflect, then, I entreat you, ere you afford even a causeless impression of distance or estrangement.
Pierre clasped his trembling hands, and at once tried to entreat him.
"Oh, Julia, I entreat—" but she was gone ere he could finish, and her merry laughter was heard till her door closed.
Make this sacrifice, master, I entreat it of you on my knees.
If I fail—if you cannot act on purely conscientious conviction—I not only advise, I entreat you, to remain as you are.
"Let us cease these pleasantries, I entreat you," I laughed.
entreat that their quiver be full, for the sake of thy righteousness.
But she began to entreat and caress and implore him that he would take her with him.
We entreat the former to seek a deeper acquaintance with the One to whom, by grace, he has turned.
Not for my sake, Do I entreat a hearing—for your sake, And most, for her sake!
mid-14c., "to enter into negotiations;" early 15c., "to treat (someone) in a certain way," also "to plead for (someone)," from Anglo-French entretier, Old French entraiter "to treat," from en- "make" (see en- (1)) + traiter "to treat" (see treat (v.)). Meaning "to beseech, implore" is first attested c.1500. Related: Entreated; entreating.