Definition of entreat
- entreated his boss for another chance
I entreat you to help me.
she began her letter by entreating me to forgive the belatedness of her reply
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
call on (or upon);
: to ask (someone) in a serious and emotional way
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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