implore Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"implore" in British English

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imploreverb

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 tosend her away to ​school. [T] literary to ​ask for something in a ​sincere and ​emotional way: She ​clasped her ​hands, and ​glancingupward, ​seemed to implore ​divineassistance.
imploring
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
He had an imploring ​look in his ​eyes.
imploringly
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of implore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"implore" in American English

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imploreverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr/
to ​ask someone in a ​determined, ​sincere, and sometimes ​emotional way to do or not to do something, or to ​ask for something in this way: She implored him not to ​leave her.
(Definition of implore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “implore”
in Spanish implorar…
in Vietnamese cầu xin…
in Malaysian memohon…
in Thai อ้อนวอน…
in French implorer…
in German anflehen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恳求, 哀求, 祈求…
in Turkish istirham etmek, yalvarmak, dilemek…
in Russian умолять…
in Indonesian mengimbau…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懇求, 哀求, 祈求…
in Polish błagać…
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