Webster 1828 Edition
1.To ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to solicit pressingly; to importune.
Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife. Gen. 25.
2.To prevail on by prayer or solicitation. Hence in the passive form, to be prevailed on; to yield to entreaty.
It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power, whom no prayers could entreat.
3.To treat, in any manner; properly, to use or manage; but I believe, entreat is always applied to persons, as treat is to persons or things. Applied to persons, to entreat is to use, or to deal with; to manifest to others any particular deportment, good or ill.
I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well. Jer.15.
The Egyptians evil-entreated us. Deut.26.
[In this application, the prefix en is now dropped, and treat is used.]
4.To entertain; to amuse.
5.To entertain; to receive.