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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: implorer, from Latin, from plorare 'to cry out'

implore

verb
     
im‧plore [intransitive and transitive] formal
to ask for something in an emotional way [= beg]:
'Don't go,' I implored her.
implore somebody to do something
She implored the soldiers to save her child.
imploring adjective:
a ragged child with imploring eyes

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