• (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)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: implorar
  • Russian: умоля́ть
  • Spanish: implorar

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