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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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William Asante Bediako, District Chief Executive of the area, at the presentation, entreated the beneficiaries to make good use of the equipment to improve their standard of living in order not to become a burden to their families and parents.
The MP commended the chiefs (nananom) and stakeholders in the various communities for their commitment to development, and entreated them to always embrace and rekindle the spirit of communal labour to complement efforts of the government towards development.
Yaw Adu Gyamfi, President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and a native from the area who was the Chairman for the occasion, entreated all citizens both home and in the diaspora to unite and attract investors to the Municipality towards total development.
She entreated all stakeholders in the area to support the organisers in maintaining such a programme to the benefit of all children in the municipality, in line with the government's Free Senior High School policy.
The opinion leader entreated the few women in high positions of decision making and other sectors in public lives to ensure that they affect women positively, by reflecting in the growth of the women movement and translate into better policies to enhance general development of women.
The DCE said the seedlings are being given for free by the Assembly with the technical support of the Agriculture Directorate and entreated farmers and prospective farmers to develop the interest in tree crop farming, particularly, the 'three Cs' to enrich themselves.
He entreated the managers of the pitch and the players to make the best out of the pitch by motivating the players for the club to grow from strength to strength.
However, resolving any form of dispute would need absolute unity and understanding among all the clans, and for him to succeed, Nene Darpoh I entreated all disputing factions to repose confidence in the Traditional Council, by willingly withdrawing all land litigating issues at the courts for amicable redress at the council.
Amoh entreated customers not to disclose their PIN numbers to any other person because it is supposed to be secret and the only way to avoid fraudsters from using the accounts.
The statement said all commercial and private drivers are, therefore, entreated to wear their seat belts and carry along their driving licence as well for inspection.
Williams Asante Bediako, the District Chief Executive for the Amansie South, presented Knapsack Solo Sprays, Wellington Boots and Cutlasses to the registered farmers in the programme and entreated the beneficiary farmers and those who are yet to be registered to take the programme seriously, by supporting the president's vision on the Planting for food and jobs and planting for export.
The DCE also entreated the health workers to be up and doing by cultivating customer care attitude and work wholeheartedly once they accept to be posted to the district, and expressed optimism that very soon the Manso Adubia Health Centre would be upgraded to district hospital status.
Yoofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), has entreated Ghanaians, irrespective of one's political sentiments or religious background, to uphold the peaceful environment we are enjoying as a country to enable us attract foreign investors.
He entreated other Christians and philanthropists to emulate the shining example of the couple, saying, 'Through that we can build a society free of social vices, especially among the youth of today with the word of God.'