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 for entreat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              Fairly let her be entreated.          --Shak.
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              I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well. --Jer.
                                                    xv. 11.
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     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.
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              I must entreat of you some of that money. --Shak.
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              Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber
              door.                                 --Poe.
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              Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife. --Gen. xxv.
                                                    21.
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     3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by
        prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
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              It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom
              no prayers could entreat.             --Rogers.
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     4. To invite; to entertain. [Obs.] "Pleasures to entreat."
        --Spenser.
  
     Syn: To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate.
          See Beseech.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entreat \En*treat"\, v. i.
     1. To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations,
        as for a treaty. [Obs.]
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              Of which I shall have further occasion to entreat.
                                                    --Hakewill.
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              Alexander . . . was first that entreated of true
              peace with them.                      --1 Mac. x.
                                                    47.
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     2. To make an earnest petition or request.
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              The Janizaries entreated for them as valiant men.
                                                    --Knolles.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entreat \En*treat"\, n.
     Entreaty. [Obs.] --Ford.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  entreat
      v 1: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people
           to become good persons" [syn: bid, beseech, entreat,
           adjure, press, conjure]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "entreat":
     adjure, appeal, appeal to, beg, beseech, blandish, call for help,
     call on, call upon, clamor for, coax, conjure, crave, cry for,
     cry on, cry to, impetrate, implore, importune, imprecate, invoke,
     kneel to, obtest, pester, plague, plead, plead for, pray, press,
     run to, supplicate, urge, wheedle
  
  

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