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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  
Translations of “implore”
in Spanish implorar…
in French implorer…
in German anflehen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懇求, 哀求, 祈求…
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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