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entreat

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Synonyms and Antonyms of entreat

to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner

  • she began her letter by entreating me to forgive the belatedness of her reply

Synonyms of entreat

appeal (to) , beg , beseech , besiege , conjure , impetrate , implore , importune , petition , plead (to) , pray , solicit , supplicate

Words Related to entreat

bludge [ chiefly Australian & New Zealand ] , cadge , mooch , sponge

ask , desire , invoke , request , sue

claim , coerce , command , compel , demand , force , insist , require

Phrases Synonymous with entreat

call on ( or upon )

Near Antonyms of entreat

hint , imply , intimate , suggest

appease , conciliate , gratify , mollify , oblige , pacify , placate , please , satisfy

comfort , console , content , quiet

Synonym Discussion of entreat

beg , entreat , beseech , implore , supplicate , adjure , importune mean to ask urgently. beg suggests earnestness or insistence in the asking.

    • they begged for help

entreat implies an effort to persuade or to overcome resistance.

    • entreated me to join them

beseech and implore imply a deeply felt anxiety.

    • I beseech you to have mercy
    • implored her not to leave him

supplicate suggests a posture of humility.

    • with bowed heads they supplicated their Lord

adjure implies advising as well as pleading.

    • we were adjured to tell the truth

importune suggests an annoying persistence in trying to break down resistance to a request.

    • importuning viewers for contributions


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