WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
im•plore /ɪmˈplɔr/USA pronunciation   v.,  -plored, -plor•ing. 
  1. to beg urgently (for);
    beseech: [+ object]He implored her forgiveness.[+ object + to + verb]They implored him not to go.
im•plor•ing, adj.: an imploring look.
im•plor•ing•ly, adv.: The dog looked imploringly at me.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
im•plore  (im plôr, -plōr),USA pronunciation v.,  -plored, -plor•ing. 
v.t. 
  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.

v.i. 
  1. to make urgent or piteous supplication.
im•plora•ble, adj. 
im′plo•ration, n. 
im•plor•a•to•ry  (im plôrə tôr′ē, -plōrə tōr′ē),USA pronunciation adj.  im•plorer, n. 
im•ploring•ly, adv. 
im•ploring•ness, n. 
  • Latin implōrāre, equivalent. to im- im-1 + plōrāre to lament
  • 1530–40
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged crave, beg, solicit.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spurn, reject.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

implore /ɪmˈplɔː/ vb (transitive)
  1. to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin implōrāre, from im- + plōrāre to bewail

ˌimploˈration n imˈploratory adj imˈploringly adv



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