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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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
Reaching over the water's edge, she gazed imploringly upward, then placed a palm on the statue's behind.
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