implore

[im-plawr, -plohr]
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:
1530–40; < Latin implōrāre, equivalent to im- im-1 + plōrāre to lament

implorable, adjective
imploration, noun
imploratory [im-plawr-uh-tawr-ee, -plohr-uh-tohr-ee] , adjective
implorer, noun
imploringly, adverb
imploringness, noun
unimplorable, adjective
unimplored, adjective


2. crave, beg, solicit.


2. spurn, reject.
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implore (ɪmˈplɔː)
 
vb
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
 
[C16: from Latin implōrāre, from im- + plōrāre to bewail]
 
implo'ration
 
n
 
im'ploratory
 
adj
 
im'plorer
 
n
 
im'ploringly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

implore
1500, from L. implorare "call for help, beseech," originally "invoke with weeping," from in- "upon" + plorare "to weep, cry out."
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Example sentences
Jeon implored the reporters not to divulge his whereabouts to his parents, whom he had told he was traveling somewhere else.
He implored senators to keep an open mind and to examine the evidence themselves.
Over the loudspeaker, organizers implored guests to dance.
Bishops implored their priests and parishioners to call lawmakers.
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