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im·plore

 (ĭm-plôr′)
v. im·plored, im·plor·ing, im·plores
v.tr.
1. To appeal to in supplication; beseech: implored the tribunal to have mercy. See Synonyms at beg.
2. To beg for urgently: implored their advice in the matter.
v.intr.
To make an earnest appeal.

[Latin implōrāre : in-, toward; see in-2 + plōrāre, to weep.]

im′plo·ra′tion n.
im·plor′er n.
im·plor′ing·ly adv.

implore

(ɪmˈplɔː)
vb (tr)
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]
ˌimploˈration n
imˈploratory adj
imˈplorer n
imˈploringly adv

im•plore

(ɪmˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr)

v. -plored, -plor•ing. v.t.
1. to beg urgently or piteously; beseech: They implored him to go.
2. to beg urgently or piteously for: implore forgiveness.
v.i.
3. to make urgent or piteous supplication.
[1530–40; < Latin implōrāre=im- im-1 + plōrāre to lament]
im•plor′ing•ly, adv.

implore


Past participle: implored
Gerund: imploring

Imperative
implore
implore
Present
I implore
you implore
he/she/it implores
we implore
you implore
they implore
Preterite
I implored
you implored
he/she/it implored
we implored
you implored
they implored
Present Continuous
I am imploring
you are imploring
he/she/it is imploring
we are imploring
you are imploring
they are imploring
Present Perfect
I have implored
you have implored
he/she/it has implored
we have implored
you have implored
they have implored
Past Continuous
I was imploring
you were imploring
he/she/it was imploring
we were imploring
you were imploring
they were imploring
Past Perfect
I had implored
you had implored
he/she/it had implored
we had implored
you had implored
they had implored
Future
I will implore
you will implore
he/she/it will implore
we will implore
you will implore
they will implore
Future Perfect
I will have implored
you will have implored
he/she/it will have implored
we will have implored
you will have implored
they will have implored
Future Continuous
I will be imploring
you will be imploring
he/she/it will be imploring
we will be imploring
you will be imploring
they will be imploring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imploring
you have been imploring
he/she/it has been imploring
we have been imploring
you have been imploring
they have been imploring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imploring
you will have been imploring
he/she/it will have been imploring
we will have been imploring
you will have been imploring
they will have been imploring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imploring
you had been imploring
he/she/it had been imploring
we had been imploring
you had been imploring
they had been imploring
Conditional
I would implore
you would implore
he/she/it would implore
we would implore
you would implore
they would implore
Past Conditional
I would have implored
you would have implored
he/she/it would have implored
we would have implored
you would have implored
they would have implored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.implore - call upon in supplicationimplore - call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
crave - plead or ask for earnestly
supplicate - ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
plead - appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"
importune, insist - beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them"

implore

verb beg, beseech, entreat, conjure, plead with, solicit, pray to, importune, crave of, supplicate, go on bended knee to 'Tell me what to do!' she implored him.

implore

verb
To make an earnest or urgent request:
Archaic: conjure.
Translations
يتوسَّل إلى
prositzapřísahat
bønfaldetrygle
grátbiîja um
maldaujamai
lūgtlūgties
zaprisahať
rotiti

implore

[ɪmˈplɔːʳ] VT [+ person] → suplicar, rogar; [+ forgiveness] → implorar
to implore sb to do sthsuplicar a algn que haga algo
I implore you!¡se lo suplico!

implore

[ɪmˈplɔːr] vtimplorer, supplier
I implore you, ... → je t'en supplie, ...
to implore sb to do sth → implorer qn de faire qch

implore

vt personanflehen, inständig bitten; forgiveness etcerbitten, erflehen; do it, I implore you!ich flehe Sie an, tun Sie es!

implore

[ɪmˈplɔːʳ] vt to implore sb (to do sth)implorare qn (di fare qc)
to implore sb's forgiveness → implorare il perdono di qn

implore

(imˈploː) verb
to ask earnestly. She implored her husband to give up his life of crime; She implored his forgiveness.
imˈploringly adverb
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I implore you to say nothing to your family yet, but to send one word of hope through Laurie to,
Nor do I -- whom the scarlet letter has disciplined to truth, though it be the truth of red-hot iron entering into the soul -- nor do I perceive such advantage in his living any longer a life of ghastly emptiness, that I shall stoop to implore thy mercy.
In vain the frightened Tamoszius would attempt to speak, to plead the limitations of the flesh; in vain would the puffing and breathless ponas Jokubas insist, in vain would Teta Elzbieta implore.
A nation has a right to argue, remonstrate, implore, and present the cause of its race,--which an individual has not.
But re- member -- ah, good friend, I implore thee remember my supplication, and do the blessed sun no hurt.
While I was feeling these things, I was groping, without knowing it, toward an understanding of what the spell is which people find in the Alps, and in no other mountains--that strange, deep, nameless influence, which, once felt, cannot be forgotten--once felt, leaves always behind it a restless longing to feel it again--a longing which is like homesickness; a grieving, haunting yearning which will plead, implore, and persecute till it has its will.
The petition had been largely signed; many tearful and eloquent meetings had been held, and a committee of sappy women been appointed to go in deep mourning and wail around the governor, and implore him to be a merciful ass and trample his duty under foot.
Weston to implore her assistance, "Would not she give him her support?
The impulse of gratitude swelled my heart, and I knelt down at the bedside, and offered up thanks where thanks were due; not forgetting, ere I rose, to implore aid on my further path, and the power of meriting the kindness which seemed so frankly offered me before it was earned.
As he was the first to injure, make him the first to implore pardon; and then - why then, Ellen, I might show you some generosity.
That is his reason, Miss Garth - - I implore you on my knees to take that as his reason.
And if, when I shall tell you of my name, and of my father who is living, and of my mother who is dead, you learn that I have to kneel to my honoured father, and implore his pardon for having never for his sake striven all day and lain awake and wept all night, because the love of my poor mother hid his torture from me, weep for it, weep for it