'Entreating' definitions:

Definition of 'Entreating'

  • Entreat \En*treat"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Entreating.] [OE. entreten to treat, request, OF. entraiter to treat of; pref. en- (L. in) + traitier to treat. See Treat.]
  • 1. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Fairly let her be entreated. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well. --Jer. xv. 11. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune. "Entreat my wife to come." "I do entreat your patience." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • I must entreat of you some of that money. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door. --Poe. [1913 Webster]
  • Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife. --Gen. xxv. 21. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade. [1913 Webster]
  • It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom no prayers could entreat. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To invite; to entertain. [Obs.] "Pleasures to entreat." --Spenser.
  • Syn: To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate. See Beseech. [1913 Webster]