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 verb (tr) 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 for implore
C16: from Latin
implōrāre, from im- + plōrāre to bewail
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Word Origin and History for implorable 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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