implore

[ 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

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Example sentences from the Web for imploration

  • She heard the imploration, and, woman-like, sight of the awful agony extinguished the memory of her wrongs.

  • Joyce Basil held up her hand in imploration, but Reybold did not heed the woman's remark.

    Tales of the Chesapeake|George Alfred Townsend
  • Stun their ears, madam, with the suddenness of your imploration, and let the voice come from your heart.

    A Nest of Linnets|Frank Frankfort Moore
  • Will the same tune do as well for a dance as for a prayer, for a moonlight serenade as for an imploration of Divine mercy?

British Dictionary definitions for imploration

implore
/ (ɪmˈplɔː) /

verb (tr)

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 implore

imploration, nounimploratory, adjectiveimplorer, nounimploringly, adverb

Word Origin for implore

C16: from Latin implōrāre, from im- + plōrāre to bewail
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