V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to beg, plead, or ask with emotion

Synonyms: beg, plead, implore, beseech, supplicate, request, ask, pray, petition

Antonyms: command, demand

Tips: Entreat is not as strong as the words beseech or supplicate, but "I beseech you," is much more commonly heard than "I entreat you." Entreat is, however, much stronger and more earnest than the word request. It is used as a formal-sounding, earnest petition, in order to persuade.

Usage Examples:

He knew that she was planning to leave, but he entreated her to stay. (begged)

They end up spending half of their meal entreating their kids to eat all of their vegetables. (begging, asking)

I entreat you to consider my proposition. (beseech, implore)

I'm going to entreat him to give me a loan to start my own business. (ask, petition)

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