The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Entreat \En*treat"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entreated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Entreating.] [OE. entreten to treat, request, OF.
entraiter to treat of; pref. en- (L. in) + traitier to treat.
1. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use. [Obs.]
Fairly let her be entreated. --Shak.
I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well. --Jer.
2. To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence,
to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with
urgency; to supplicate; to importune. "Entreat my wife to
come." "I do entreat your patience." --Shak.
I must entreat of you some of that money. --Shak.
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber
Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife. --Gen. xxv.
3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by
prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom
no prayers could entreat. --Rogers.
4. To invite; to entertain. [Obs.] "Pleasures to entreat."
Syn: To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate.