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English noun: entreaty

1. entreaty (communication) earnest or urgent request

SamplesAn entreaty to stop the fighting.
An appeal for help.
An appeal to the public to keep calm.

Synonymsappeal, prayer

Broader (hypernym)asking, request

Narrower (hyponym)adjuration, courting, courtship, demagoguery, demagogy, plea, solicitation, suit, suit, supplication, wooing

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