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entreat (one) to (do something)

To beg or plead with someone to do something. When the babysitter suddenly canceled, my parents entreated me to stay home with my siblings instead of going out with my friends.
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entreat someone to do something

to beg someone to do something. They entreated us to come back as soon as we could. I entreat you to think it over again.
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He sees his chance when two strangers from China claim him to be the reincarnation of a war hero from the past and entreat him to come back with them to their village in China.
The Gbane, Datuuku, Tarkwa, Kajetia communities will benefit tremendously from these projects and I therefore entreat the traditional authorities including all the community members to cooperate with the investors to enable it brings about its intended projects to the community.
Conclusion Even by Brighton standards, this looks an extremely poor maiden, but Entreat is difficult to weigh up.
Entreat, whose trainer Sir Michael Stoute also has a good record at this venue, is likely to attract support after her recent third to a subsequent winner at Salisbury over 1m2f but, on pedigree, may not have as much scope for improvement over this longer trip.
Local businessmen entreat city marshal Virgil Cole, and his gun-slinging partner Everett Hitch, to restore peace using their trademark tough justice.
I entreat that person to show mercy and compassion and to come forward now to tell where Madeleine may be found.
Through references to popular literature, television, and film, as well as lively--and at times subjective-- language, they entreat students to understand and contemplate themes such as: utopias and the imperfections of reality, the necessities for government, government and economy, structures and institutions (and their imperfections), courts and law, the democratic ideal, international politics, and political culture, among others.
Thousands of Jews turned out at prayer vigils on Tuesday to entreat the God of Israel to protect and defend the Jewish State.
But I am a Green and I entreat my friends in the movement to drop their wrongheaded objection to nuclear energy.
Or maybe the confused cohort of 12 might merrily skip along the yellow brick road to Oz where they could, like the Scarecrow, entreat the great and wonderful Wizard for a brain so that they might understand why illegals ``live in sort of a shadowy area of our society.
It is unclear whether Hallstrom or Miramax will entreat critics to sample the leaner version -- though alternate prints are a nifty extra once a pic hits DVD.
For example, entreat no longer means deal with or treat, but ask strongly.
Local businessmen entreat city marshal Virgil Cole (Ed Harris), and his gun-slinging partner Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen), to restore peace using their trademark brand of tough justice.
I entreat that person, whoever they may be, to show mercy and compassion and come forward now and tell us where Madeleine is to be found.