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implore

verb uk   /ɪmˈplɔːr/ us    /-ˈplɔːr/
[T + to infinitive] to ask someone to do or not do something in a very sincere, emotional, and determined way: She implored her parents not to send her away to school. [T] literary to ask for something in a sincere and emotional way: She clasped her hands, and glancing upward, seemed to implore divine assistance.
imploring
adjective uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
He had an imploring look in his eyes.
imploringly
adverb uk   /-ɪŋ.li/ us  
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