entreaty

  • 1 Entreaty — was a black New Zealand breeding mare. She bred eleven horses, one of which was the legendary Phar Lap. Entreaty s first foal, Fortune s Wheel, a filly by Night Raid, showed no potential as a racehorse. After Phar Lap s success Fortune s Wheel… …

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  • 2 Entreaty — En*treat y, n.; pl. {Entreaties}. 1. Treatment; reception; entertainment. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation. [1913 Webster] Fair entreaty, and sweet… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 entreaty — I noun adjuration, appeal, beseechment, call, cry, earnest request, impetration, imploration, importunity, invocation, obsecratio, obsecration, obtestatio, petition, plea, prayer, preces, request, solicitation, suit, supplication II index …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 entreaty — mid 15c., treatment, negotiation; see ENTREAT (Cf. entreat) + Y (Cf. y) (1). Meaning earnest request is from 1570s. Related: Entreaties …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 entreaty — [n] plea appeal, application, imploration, imprecation, petition, prayer, request, suit, supplication; concepts 318,662 Ant. answer, command, demand …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 entreaty — ► NOUN (pl. entreaties) ▪ an earnest or humble request …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 entreaty — [en trēt′ē, intrēt′ē] n. pl. entreaties [ME entrete: see ENTREAT] an earnest request; supplication; prayer …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 entreaty — UK [ɪnˈtriːtɪ] / US [ɪnˈtrɪtɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms entreaty : singular entreaty plural entreaties formal a strong serious request that you make to someone about something that is worrying you …

    English dictionary

  • 9 entreaty — noun a) The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation. We need an entreaty to stop the hostilities. b) A treatment; reception; entertainment …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 entreaty — [[t]ɪntri͟ːti[/t]] entreaties N VAR: oft N to n An entreaty is a very polite, serious request. [FORMAL] The FA has resisted all entreaties to pledge its support to the campaign …

    English dictionary

  • 11 entreaty — noun (plural treaties) Date: 15th century an act of entreating ; plea …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 entreaty — /en tree tee/, n., pl. entreaties. earnest request or petition; supplication. [1515 25; ENTREAT + Y3] Syn. appeal, suit, plea, solicitation. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 entreaty — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, adjuration, aid prayer, appeal, application, beadroll, beads, beseechment, bid, bidding prayer, breviary, call, chaplet, clamor, collect, communion,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 entreaty — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. petition, supplication, plea; see appeal 1 , request . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. plea, appeal, supplication, solicitation, prayer, bid, cry, request, petition, imploration. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An earnest… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 entreaty — en|trea|ty [ınˈtri:ti] n plural entreaties [U and C] formal a serious request in which you ask someone to do something for you …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 entreaty — en|treat|y [ ın triti ] noun count or uncount FORMAL a strong request that you make to someone about something worrying or serious …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 entreaty — en treat·y || tɪ n. plea, request …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 entreaty — noun (plural entreaties) an earnest or humble request …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 entreaty — n. Supplication, prayer, petition, suit, solicitation, appeal, importunity. See adjuration …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 entreaty — noun (C, U) formal a serious request in which you ask someone to do something for you …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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