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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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In "The distinction between African Personality Personologists and Other Personality Scholars: Implications for Research on Identity Development and an Entreatment for Reconceptualization" (1998), Azibo presents a conceptual framework and criteria for what should constitute an African-centered personality theory.
(1998) The distinction between African personality personologistsand other personality scholars: Implications for research identity and an entreatment for reconceptualization.
Hard-line colonial Israelis, Zionists, and their shrinking coterie of political echo chambers in Western capitals would do well to appreciate the growing worldwide realization by Palestinians everywhere that political activism is more effective than military action, and global public activism is more effective than private entreatments and pleas.
Crazy they call you, and it is true you move to an unheard oracle a virgin even in your ripening years ignoring all the enchantments of fertility goddesses the entreatments of lusty young men haunted by your legend who lay awake at night and feel their bodies fill with foam.