entreaty

"Ain't too proud to beg" is what the word entreaty is all about. When you make an entreaty, you're begging or pleading for something.

An entreaty is the kind of request you make to King Kong when he's dangling you from the top of the Empire State Building. It's an appeal you make to someone who usually has the power to grant your wish. Entreaty is often used in the plural: "After all my pleas and entreaties, my teacher still gave me a C."

Definitions of entreaty
  1. noun
    earnest or urgent request
    “an entreaty to stop the fighting”
    synonyms: appeal, prayer
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    adjuration
    a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
    demagoguery, demagogy
    impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
    plea, supplication
    a humble request for help from someone in authority
    solicitation
    an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
    suit
    a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
    courting, courtship, suit, wooing
    a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
    flag waving, jingoism
    an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
    beggary, begging, mendicancy
    a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
    touch
    the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
    importunity, urgency, urging
    insistent solicitation and entreaty
    bundling
    a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
    type of:
    asking, request
    the verbal act of requesting
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