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SAT vocabulary: entreat

What does entreat mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word entreat

First, before you read about the word entreat, try this quick vocab quiz:

entreat most nearly means

(A) beseech (B) proffer (C) scold (D) deny (E) affix

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Now let’s learn about the word entreat.

Part of Speech of entreat

entreat is a VERB.

Pronunciation entreat

Here’s how to pronounce entreat:

IPA: /ɛn.ˈtrit/

Glossary-style: [ehn-TREET]

Definition of entreat

entreat means: make a request (of a person) earnestly; implore, plead, beg (Ex: to entreat passersby for money).

Vocab word entreat
Brother, can you spare a dime?
Explain more about entreat, please

entreat essentially means to ask somebody for something with great passion, desire, earnestness, etc. In other words, if you entreat someone, you really, really want something from her or him.

You know how we sometimes talk about begging somebody for something? Like “I begged my mother for a new qPhone (or whatever the latest must-have device may be).” That’s entreat. entreat is more formal and precise, but much less used in everyday speech.

Example of entreat

Here’s the word entreat used in a sentence:

During the sentencing phase of the trial, the mother of the convicted thief entreated the judge for mercy, explaining that her son had had a difficult childhood and was a good boy at heart.

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