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3 definitions found
 for entreaty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entreaty \En*treat"y\, n.; pl. Entreaties.
     1. Treatment; reception; entertainment. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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     2. The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer;
        earnest petition; pressing solicitation.
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              Fair entreaty, and sweet blandishment. --Spenser.
  
     Syn: Solicitation; request; suit; supplication; importunity.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  entreaty
      n 1: earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the
           fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public
           to keep calm" [syn: entreaty, prayer, appeal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "entreaty":
     Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster,
     adjuration, aid prayer, appeal, application, beadroll, beads,
     beseechment, bid, bidding prayer, breviary, call, chaplet, clamor,
     collect, communion, contemplation, cry, devotions, grace,
     impetration, imploration, imploring, imprecation, intercession,
     invocation, invocatory plea, litany, meditation, obsecration,
     obtestation, orison, petition, plea, prayer, prayer wheel,
     rogation, rosary, silent prayer, suit, supplication, thanks,
     thanksgiving
  
  

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