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Definition of implore verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

implore

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplɔːr//
 
(formal or literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they implore
BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplɔːr//
 
he / she / it implores
BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplɔːrz//
 
past simple implored
BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplɔːrd//
 
past participle implored
BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplɔːrd//
 
-ing form imploring
BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɔːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplɔːrɪŋ//
 
 
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to ask somebody to do something in an anxious way because you want or need it very much synonym beseech, beg implore somebody to do something She implored him to stay. implore (somebody) + speech ‘Help me,’ he implored. implore somebody Tell me it's true. I implore you. Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French implorer or Latin implorare ‘invoke with tears’.
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