implore Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “implore” - English Dictionary

"implore" in American English

See all translations

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)







"implore" in British English

See all translations

imploreverb

uk   /ɪmˈplɔːr/  us   /ɪmˈplɔːr/
[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   /ɪmˈplɔː.rɪŋ/  us   /ɪmˈplɔːr.ɪŋ/
He had an imploring ​look in his ​eyes.
imploringly
adverb uk   /ɪmˈplɔː.rɪŋ.li/  us   /ɪmˈplɔːr.ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of implore from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
What is the pronunciation of implore?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More