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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·treat /ɪnˈtrit, ɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·treat v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Entreating.]
 1. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use. [Obs.]
    Fairly let her be entreated.   --Shak.
    I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well.   --Jer. xv. 11.
 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.”
    I must entreat of you some of that money.   --Shak.
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door.   --Poe.
    Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife.   --Gen. xxv. 21.
 3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
    It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom no prayers could entreat.   --Rogers.
 4. To invite; to entertain. [Obs.] “Pleasures to entreat.”
 Syn: -- To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate. See Beseech.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·treat, n. Entreaty. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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