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implore

Syllabification: im·plore
Pronunciation: /imˈplôr
 
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Definition of implore in English:

verb

[reporting verb]
1Beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something: [with object and infinitive]: he implored her to change her mind [with direct speech]: “Please don’t talk that way,” Ellen implored
More example sentences
  • And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms around their knees, imploring them to stay.
  • The Prime Minister has implored the state and territory leaders to take up the Commonwealth's plan for the Murray-Darling Basin for the good of the nation.
  • Most Arabic music is pure melody and rhythm, unencumbered by harmony; voices implore and exult, while instruments share the inflections of song.
Synonyms
plead with, beg, entreat, beseech, appeal to, ask, request, call on;
exhort, urge, enjoin, press, push, petition, bid, importune;
1.1 [with object] archaic Beg earnestly for: I implore mercy
More example sentences
  • It is to make atonement to the Most Scared Heart for all the sins of the world and to implore His grace and mercy for every family in the Ferrybank Parish.
  • Hundreds of young survivors of the blaze, sweaty and black with soot, raised their arms to the sky as if imploring mercy or hugged each other - sharing pain, fear, anguish and a feeling of helplessness.
  • The people prayed, wept, gnashed their teeth, pulled their hair, imploring the mercy of the Virgin Mary.

Origin

early 16th century: from French implorer or Latin implorare 'invoke with tears'.

More
  • The word implore comes from Latin implorare ‘invoke with tears’.

Derivatives

imploringly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • He bad been looking imploringly at the hard-faced slatternly woman who stood in the path, but at this moment he had caught sight of Jessie.
  • Rickety children clutching imploringly the tattered garments barely covering the bones of their mothers are seen in all quarters of the city.
  • He came around the car as she tried to cover herself with her sweater and then, as she looked imploringly into his eyes, he burst out laughing.

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