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Meaning of ENTREATY

Pronunciation:  en'treetee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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
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