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implore

[im-plawr, -plohr] /ɪmˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr/
verb (used with object), implored, imploring.
1.
to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat:
They implored him to go.
2.
to beg urgently or piteously for (aid, mercy, pardon, etc.):
implore forgiveness.
verb (used without object), implored, imploring.
3.
to make urgent or piteous supplication.
Origin of implore
1530-1540
1530-40; < Latin implōrāre, equivalent to im- im-1 + plōrāre to lament
Related forms
implorable, adjective
imploration, noun
imploratory
[im-plawr-uh-tawr-ee, -plohr-uh-tohr-ee] /ɪmˈplɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˈploʊr əˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
implorer, noun
imploringly, adverb
imploringness, noun
unimplorable, adjective
unimplored, adjective
Synonyms
2. crave, beg, solicit.
Antonyms
2. spurn, reject.
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Examples from the Web for imploration
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  • 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.

  • 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?

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

    Tales of the Chesapeake George Alfred Townsend
British Dictionary definitions for imploration

implore

/ɪmˈplɔː/
verb (transitive)
1.
to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech
2.
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
C16: from Latin implōrāre, from im- + plōrāre to bewail
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Word Origin and History for imploration

implore

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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