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Entreat, vb. 1) to ask earnestly, to beseech; absol.: “still she --s, and prettily --s,” Ven. 73. Shr. IV, 2, 33. IV, 3, 7. IV, 3, 7 H6B III, 2, 282. R3 III, 7, 219. IV, 4, 345. “e. for life,” R3 I, 4, 269. “e. for her,” As IV, 3, 73. R3 I, 4, 272. Lr. II, 2, 161. III, 3, 6. With an accus. indicating a) the person applied to: Ven. 97. Meas. II, 2, 43. Shr. III, 2, 200. Shr. III, 2, 200 All's II, 5, 70. H4A III, 1, 176. H6B IV, 1, 120. R3 III, 7, 201. Tit. II, 3, 304. IV, 4, 94. IV, 4, 94 Caes. I, 2, 166. III, 2, 65. Ant. V, 2, 158. Cymb. I, 6, 181. III, 4, 99. b) the thing asked for: “I rather would e. thy company,” Gentl. I, 1, 5. “e. an hour of revels with 'em,” H8 I, 4, 71 (i. e. beg permission to pass an hour). “we must e. the time alone,” Rom. IV, 1, 40 (beg to be left alone for the present). Gentl. IV, 4, 116. Meas. V, 482. Ado V, 4, 18. LLL III, 154. IV, 1, 83. Merch. IV, 2, 7. All's II, 1, 130. Wint. I, 2, 97. H8 IV, 2, 104. Tim. I, 2, 193. Caes. II, 1, 100. Oth. II, 3, 229. Ant. II, 2, 227. Cymb. V, 5, 84. With a double accus.: “--s her a little favour of speech,” Oth. III, 1, 28.
The person following in the accus., the thing wished for with to: “being --ed to it by your friend,” Gentl. III, 2, 45. “e. him to a peace,” Tw. V, 389. “e. you to your wonted furtherance,” H6A V, 3, 21. “did e. your highness to this course,” H8 II, 4, 216. “to e. me to't,” Lr. II, 2, 120. “to e. your captain to soft and gentle speech,” Ant. II, 2, 2. “which do not be --ed to,” II, 6, 32. Similarly: “the senators e. thee back to Athens,” Tim. V, 1, 144.
The thing asked for expressed by an inf.: “I did not then e. to have her stay,” As I, 3, 71. Ant. III, 13, 53. Per. V, 1, 62. The person asked in the accus., the thing required in the inf: “--ed me to call,” Gentl. IV, 3, 2. Meas. V, 266. Ado III, 1, 40. Mids. I, 1, 58. I, 2, 102. III, 1, 42. Merch. II, 2, 210. III, 2, 232. Shr. V, 2, 86. All's III, 2, 95. All's III, 2, 95 John V, 7, 39. R2 I, 4, 56. R3 III, 7, 59. H8 III, 2, 32. Cor. II, 2, 141. Rom. II, 2, 16. Tim. III, 1, 17. Caes. II, 1, 55. Hml. I, 1, 26. III, 1, 22. III, 1, 22 Lr. II, 4, 250. Lr. II, 4, 250 IV, 1, 47. Oth. II, 3, 329. III, 3, 244. Per. II, 4, 45. The inf. without to: “let me e. you speak the former language,” Meas. II, 4, 140. “you would e. me rather go than stay,” Shr. III, 2, 194. “e. her hear me,” Tit. II, 3, 138. “e. her show a woman pity,” Tit. II, 3, 138 Shr. III, 2, 199. H4A II, 4, 567. H6B III, 2, 339. H8 IV, 2, 119. Rom. V, 3, 260. Tim. I, 2, 175. Oth. III, 3, 77. Per. II, 1, 65.
The thing asked for expressed by a dependant clause: “and do e. thou pardon me my wrongs,” Tp. V, 118. “and e. that you vouchsafe,” LLL V, 2, 740. All's II, 5, 68. H5 V, 2, 64. H6A II, 2, 40. H6C IV, 6, 59. Tit. I, 39. Hml. II, 2, 10. Oth. IV, 1, 273.
The person with of: “let me e. of you to pardon me,” Shr. Ind. 2, 120. “I must e. of you some of that money,” Tw. III, 4, 374. “I e. true peace of you,” R3 II, 1, 62. III, 1, 138. Tit. I, 362. III, 1, 31. -- The thing with of: “the Dauphin whom of succours we --ed,” H5 III, 3, 45.
2) to prevail on by solicitation: “if she cannot e., I can compel,” Mids. III, 2, 248. “I would she were in heaven, so she could e. some power to change this currish Jew,” Merch. IV, 1, 292. As I, 2, 159. As I, 2, 159 As I, 2, 159 Shr. V, 2, 89. H4B V, 5, 133. Troil. IV, 5, 265. “I could hardly e. him back,” Tw. III, 4, 64.
3) to obtain by solicitation: “when we can e. an hour to serve, we would spend it in some words upon that business,” Mcb. II, 1, 22.
4) to invite: “if he e. you to his bed,” Meas. III, 1, 274. “I e. you home with me to dinner,” Merch. IV, 1, 401. H4B II, 1, 194. “dost thou e. me, Hector?” Troil. IV, 5, 268. “severally e. him,” Troil. IV, 5, 268
5) to treat, to use: “fairly let her be --ed,” R2 III, 1, 37. “I'll write unto them and e. them fair,” H6C I, 1, 271. “be patient and e. me fair,” R3 IV, 4, 151. “e. her fair,” Troil. IV, 4, 115. “e. her not the worse in that I pray you use her well,” H6B II, 4, 81.
6) to treat, to negociate: “I'll send some holy bishop to e.” H6B IV, 4, 9.
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