[ im-plawr, -plohr ]
/ ɪmˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr /
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.
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Origin of implore
1530–40; < Latin implōrāre, equivalent to im- im-1 + plōrāre to lament
OTHER WORDS FROM implore
im·plor·a·ble, adjectiveim·plo·ra·tion, nounim·plor·a·to·ry [im-plawr-uh-tawr-ee, -plohr-uh-tohr-ee] /ɪmˈplɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˈploʊr əˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveim·plor·er, noun
im·plor·ing·ly, adverbim·plor·ing·ness, nounun·im·plor·a·ble, adjectiveun·im·plored, adjective
Words nearby implore
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British Dictionary definitions for implorable
/ (ɪmˈplɔː) /
to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech
to ask earnestly or piteously for; supplicate; begto implore someone's mercy
Derived forms of imploreimploration, nounimploratory, adjectiveimplorer, nounimploringly, adverb
Word Origin for implore
C16: from Latin implōrāre, from im- + plōrāre to bewail
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