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.
Here’s how to pronounce entreat:
Definition of entreat
entreat means: make a request (of a person) earnestly; implore, plead, beg (Ex: to entreat passersby for money).
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:
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