entreatment

entreat

[en-treet]
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make an earnest request or petition.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English entreten < Middle French entrait(i)er. See en-1, treat

entreatingly, adverb
entreatment, noun
nonentreating, adjective
nonentreatingly, adverb
unentreated, adjective
unentreating, adjective


1. pray, importune, sue, solicit. See appeal.
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entreat or intreat (ɪnˈtriːt)
 
vb
1.  to ask (a person) earnestly; beg or plead with; implore
2.  to make an earnest request or petition for (something)
3.  an archaic word for treat
 
[C15: from Old French entraiter, from en-1 + traiter to treat]
 
intreat or intreat
 
vb
 
[C15: from Old French entraiter, from en-1 + traiter to treat]
 
en'treatingly or intreat
 
adv
 
in'treatingly or intreat
 
adv
 
en'treatment or intreat
 
n
 
in'treatment or intreat
 
n

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entreat
mid-14c., "to treat (someone) in a certain way," from Anglo-Fr. entretier, from O.Fr. entraiter, from en- "make" + traiter "treat." Meaning "to beseech, implore" is first attested c.1500.
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