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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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The Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Rev Patrick Kelly, who led the one and a half hour service, entreated the congregation to turn to God in "this night of helplessness".
Let us recall the Genesis story of Hagar--the Egyptian slave entreated into concubinage with Abraham, with whom she conceives Ishmael.
Mr Illingworth said: "I entreated him to pay more attention to English and maths.
Righteous perfection is a mighty daunting aspiration, no matter how urgently one is entreated to achieve it, but Robert La Follette would come to take up this challenge with a vengeance.
It also prayed for all the departed souls and entreated for their ultimate eternal peace.
NNA - Syria Druze Sheikh, Hikmat al-Hajri, on Monday entreated world leaders to release those kidnapped of the Syrian people and let peace linger in the nation.
While there is no one to blame, that does not mean no one should be entreated to start cutting costs.
Apostle Dr Alfred Koduah, Area Head of the Church of Pentecost and the Special Guest entreated management to ensure optimum transparency in their operations as any negative move would go a long way to affect the image of the church.
At an economic summit in Hawaii, President Obama personally entreated Russia's Medvedev and China's Hu to continue working to isolate Iran.
The great Guru himself knelt before the five disciples and entreated them to bless him with amrit.
Of course, he's also entreated to spout the will of the town's wealthy and powerful - so the witch trials were over a land dispute?
Although he admitted in evidence having the plant with him, the shopkeeper, an organiser for the Hemp Information Club, entreated the eight women four men jury to acquit him.