entreaty

noun en·treaty \ in-ˈtrē-tē , en- \
Updated on: 23 Dec 2017

Definition of entreaty

plural entreaties
: an act of entreating : plea

Examples of entreaty in a Sentence

  1. our entreaties to give us another few minutes to answer the test questions fell on deaf ears

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First Known Use of entreaty

15th century


ENTREATY Defined for English Language Learners

entreaty

noun

Definition of entreaty for English Language Learners

  • : a serious request for something


ENTREATY Defined for Kids

entreaty

noun en·treaty \ in-ˈtrē-tē \

Definition of entreaty for Students

plural entreaties
: a serious and urgent request


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