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Meaning of ENTREATY

Pronunciation:  en'treetee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
 

ENTREATY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: appeal, prayer
 
 See Also: adjuration, asking, courting, courtship, demagoguery, demagogy, plea, request, solicitation, suit, supplication, wooing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*treat"y\, n.; pl. {Entreaties}.
1. Treatment; reception; entertainment. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

2. The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer;
   earnest petition; pressing solicitation.

         Fair entreaty, and sweet blandishment. --Spenser.

Syn: Solicitation; request; suit; supplication; importunity.

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

 

 

 

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