- 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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Related Words for implorationaddress, application, bid, call, claim, demand, entreaty, invocation, overture, petition, plea, prayer, proposal, proposition, question, recourse, requisition, submission, suit, supplication
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Historical Examples of imploration
She heard the imploration, and, woman-like, sight of the awful agony extinguished the memory of her wrongs.The Prince of India, Volume II
Will the same tune do as well for a dance as for a prayer, for a moonlight serenade as for an imploration of Divine mercy?
Stun their ears, madam, with the suddenness of your imploration, and let the voice come from your heart.A Nest of Linnets
Frank Frankfort Moore
Joyce Basil held up her hand in imploration, but Reybold did not heed the woman's remark.Tales of the Chesapeake
George Alfred Townsend
- 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 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.