entreaty entreaty  /ɛn ˈtri ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) earnest or urgent request

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • No amount of argument or entreaty from her father had done any good.

News

  • U.S. envoy finally headed to N. Korea to request Kenneth Bae's release

    U.S. State Department officials are finally making a public entreaty to North Korea for the release of Kenneth Bae, the Lynnwood man who has been detained in North Korea since November 2012. The agency released the following statement Tuesday afternoon: At the invitation of the D.P.R.K. government,
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "A resolution approved by entreaty and pressures has no value and this issue has caused that the UN Security Council to lose its credit," Ahmadinejad said Sunday night in televised remarks.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: ISNA

  2. George Monbiot describes Miliband's statement as "an expression of utter impotence: a hand-wringing entreaty to the public after all else has failed" (Just when we need him, the professor has an acute attack of the Bellamoids, 31 March).
    on Apr 9, 2009 By: George Monbiot Source: guardian.co.uk

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