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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 imploringly
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  • "For God's sake, don't tell me any more," she said imploringly.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • It said among other matters "Don't ask me anything" so imploringly, that I didn't ask her anything.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Surely, says Agag, imploringly, the bitterness of death is past.

  • And with his hand he gently and imploringly motioned to her to go.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Over on the other stands, across the diamond, they were standing up and cheering grimly, imploringly.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Gallagher looked at me imploringly while Bothwell fitted the cubes.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • A look of caution, most imploringly given, was all his reply.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • He held out his arms to her imploringly, and then dropped them to his side.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • "But—but there isn't any such crypt," and Iris looked at him imploringly.

    The Diamond Pin Carolyn Wells
  • "Tell the gentleman who I am," I said imploringly through the bars.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
British Dictionary definitions for imploringly

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 imploringly

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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