entreat

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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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References in classic literature ?
"Don't, pray don't, risk hardships which you are unfit to bear!" he went on, entreatingly. "Your place can be easily filled.
Norah spoke entreatingly to her; Miss Garth spoke entreatingly to her; Mr.
man!" cried Robin entreatingly, "you do forget the honor of the Queen, and the credit of Sherwood!"
"Please not to call it by any name," said Dorothea, putting out her hands entreatingly. "You will say it is Persian, or something else geographical.
Labyrinth opens with Sarah, clad in a medieval-era gown and flowery coronet, speaking entreatingly to the camera, but she falters and has to check her lines in a small book she draws from her sleeve.
In "The Chess Set of Ivory" a cuckolded husband unburdens himself, obliquely but nonetheless entreatingly, to his young daughter: "Father's words came quickly now; they spilled from his mouth with such urgency I could barely follow: `Evil is a lack, you see,' I thought I heard him say.