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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   us   /-ɪŋ/
He had an imploring look in his eyes.
imploringly
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/
Translations of “implore”
in Vietnamese cầu xin…
in Spanish implorar…
in Thai อ้อนวอน…
in Malaysian memohon…
in French implorer…
in German anflehen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懇求, 哀求, 祈求…
in Indonesian mengimbau…
in Russian умолять…
in Turkish istirham etmek, yalvarmak, dilemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恳求, 哀求, 祈求…
in Polish błagać…
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