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
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n earnest or urgent request

“an entreaty to stop the fighting”
Synonyms:
appeal, prayer
Types:
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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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