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Ask earnestly for new net rate (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

entreat

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Here is my best explanation:

'ask earnestly for' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'new net rate' is the wordplay.
'new' is an anagram indicator.
'net'+'rate'='netrate'
'netrate' with letters rearranged gives 'ENTREAT'.

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(Other definitions for entreat that I've seen before include "petition", "Petition", "Beg earnestly, implore", "Request earnestly", "Beseech, beg for", "Will's pass", "Beseech, implore", "Earnestly ask", "Ask (someone) earnestly" and "Pray".)

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