implore [im- plawr, - plohr] Synonyms Word Origin verb (used with object), im·plored, im·plor·ing. to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat: They implored him to go. to beg urgently or piteously for (aid, mercy, pardon, etc.): implore forgiveness. verb (used without object), im·plored, im·plor·ing. to make urgent or piteous supplication. Origin of implore 1530–40;
im- im- 1
Related forms im·plor·a·ble, adjective im·plo·ra·tion, noun im·plor·a·to·ry , [im- plawr- uh-tawr-ee, - plohr- uh-tohr-ee] /ɪmˈplɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˈploʊr əˌtoʊr i/ adjective im·plor·er, noun im·plor·ing·ly, adverb im·plor·ing·ness, noun un·im·plor·a·ble, adjective un·im·plored, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for implorable to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech to ask earnestly or piteously for; supplicate; beg to implore someone's mercy Derived Forms imploration, noun imploratory, adjective implorer, noun imploringly, adverb Word Origin
C16: from Latin
implōrāre, from im- + plōrāre to bewail
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Word Origin and History for implorable implore v.
c.1500, from Middle French
implorer and directly from Latin implorare "call for help, beseech," originally "invoke with weeping," from assimilated form of in- "on, upon" (see in- (2)) + plorare "to weep, cry out." Related: Implored; imploring; imploringly.
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