[ im-plawr ]
/ ɪmˈplɔr /
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verb (used with object), im·plored, im·plor·ing.
verb (used without object), im·plored, im·plor·ing.
to make urgent or piteous supplication.
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Origin of implore
First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin implōrāre, equivalent to im- “in” (see im-1) + plōrāre “to lament”
OTHER WORDS FROM implore
im·plor·a·ble, adjectiveim·plo·ra·tion [im-plawr-ey-shuhn] /ɪmˌplɔrˈeɪ ʃən/ nounim·plor·a·to·ry [im-plawr-uh-tawr-ee], /ɪmˈplɔr əˌtɔr i/, adjectiveim·plor·er, noun
im·plor·ing·ly, adverbim·plor·ing·ness, nounun·im·plor·a·ble, adjectiveun·im·plored, adjective
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How to use implore in a sentence
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
She heard the imploration, and, woman-like, sight of the awful agony extinguished the memory of her wrongs.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
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?
A feeling of helpless pity went through me as he sank to his knees in hysterical imploration, but I steeled myself against him.The Homicidal Diary|Earl Peirce
British Dictionary definitions for implore
/ (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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