entreat (one) to (do something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
The public are entreated to bear in mind that thirteen years have passed since it was finished, many more since it was begun, and that during that period, places, manners, books, and opinions have undergone considerable changes.
While there is no one to blame, that does not mean no one should be entreated to start cutting costs.
Then James is entreated to deliver devastating news to Mandela: his son Madiba Thembekile has been killed in a car crash.
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?
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.
First-time convention attendees are asked to stand and are entreated to strive for the 25-year attendance pin.