Sher lapsed into prayer, imploring Allah to make the executions stop.
Jones, 79, said he tried to mend fences between the two men by imploring Francis to pay off his debt.
He laughed at the notion of the White House calling Greenwald and imploring him to hold off on publication.
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.