Besides the mod. sense of 'beseech,' intreat (spelled also 'entreat') means 'deal with,' 'handle,' mod. 'treat,' always with an adverb 'well,' 'ill,' 'shamefully,' etc. Coverdale translates Isa 40:11 'He shal gather the lambes together with his arme, and carie them in his bosome, and shal kindly intreate those that beare yonge.'
It is even more important to notice that when the meaning seems to be as now, viz. 'beseech,' the word is often in reality much stronger, 'prevail on by entreaty.' Thus Ge 25:21 'And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife,