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.