- to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat: They implored him to go.
- to beg urgently or piteously for (aid, mercy, pardon, etc.): implore forgiveness.
- to make urgent or piteous supplication.
Origin of implore
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Examples from the Web for implore
Probably his actual words from the Bible, which implore Christians to care for the poor.Just Imagine Hologram Jesus Telling Paul Ryan and Pat Robertson Off
May 24, 2014
We know the risk he and his wife are taking for all of us, and we implore you, O good and great God, to keep him safe.How to Pray in the Public Square
May 11, 2014
Dear fellow Jews—I implore you: Please, please stop trying to make people shut up.Dear Jews: Stop Trying to Make People Shut Up
Emily L. Hauser
December 9, 2013
Now, as they enter the fourth estate and seek its reinvention, I implore them: be bold.A Challenge to New Media Moguls Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Bezos
November 4, 2013
If you are reading this, Bill Keller's psychiatrist, I implore you to work this through with him.Message to Bill Keller's Psychiatrist
May 22, 2013
It was needful to implore them since they found the assurance so difficult to believe.The Conquest of Fear
I beg, I beseech, I implore you, help me and show me the man that stole it.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
"He hasn't come yet," I answered; and then her eyes, too, began to implore.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
She is as bad as she can well be, therefore I implore you to take her home with you and adopt her.
Why will you not speak to my mother, implore her to let me remain?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech
- to ask earnestly or piteously for; supplicate; begto implore someone's mercy
Word Origin and History for implore
c.1500, from Middle French implorer and directly from Latin implorare "call for help, beseech," originally "invoke with weeping," from assimilated form of in- "on, upon" (see in- (2)) + plorare "to weep, cry out." Related: Implored; imploring; imploringly.