Definitions for: Entreaty


[n] earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"



Webster (1913) Definition: En*treat"y, n.; pl. Entreaties.
1. Treatment; reception; entertainment. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

2. The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer;
earnest petition; pressing solicitation.

Fair entreaty, and sweet blandishment. --Spenser.

Syn: Solicitation; request; suit; supplication; importunity.

Synonyms: appeal, prayer

See Also: adjuration, asking, courting, courtship, demagoguery, demagogy, plea, request, solicitation, suit, supplication, wooing

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