- (RP) IPA: /ɪmˈplɔː/
- (America) IPA: /ɪmˈplɔɹ/
- (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ɪmˈplo(ː)ɹ/
- (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ɪmˈploə/
implore (implores, present participle imploring; past and past participle implored)
- To beg urgently or earnestly.
- c. 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The VVinters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iii]:
- I kneel, and then implore her blessing.
- To call upon or pray to earnestly; to entreat.
- 1725, Homer; [William Broome], transl., “Book II”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume I, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
- Imploring all the gods that reign above.
- Portuguese: implorar
- Russian: умоля́ть
- Spanish: implorar