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im·plore

implore

 
pronunciation:
ihm plor
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
grammatical pattern:
verb smby + inf
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: implores, imploring, implored
definition: to beg urgently of (someone) or for (something); beseech.
Desperate, he implored his sister to reason with their father.[verb smby + inf ] I implore you to reconsider this serious decision.[verb smby + inf ] He implored his friend's help in the matter.She implored her father's blessing.I implore this one favor of you.
synonyms:
beg, beseech, entreat, plead with
similar words:
adjure, crave, cry, petition, supplicate, urge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to beg or plead urgently.
No matter how you implore, he will not listen.
synonyms:
beg, beseech, entreat
similar words:
appeal, importune, plead, supplicate, urge
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derivations: imploringly (adv.), implorer (n.)