- 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
Synonyms for imploreSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Antonyms for implore
Related Words for imploringpray, urge, beseech, plead, importune, entreat, crave, solicit, supplicate, appeal, conjure
Examples from the Web for imploring
Contemporary Examples of imploring
Local vendors practically throw themselves in front of the commuter traffic, imploring passengers to take horse rides.Egyptian Tomb-Robbing Market Explodes on eBay
May 31, 2014
He laughed at the notion of the White House calling Greenwald and imploring him to hold off on publication.The Skunk at the Oscar Party
February 26, 2014
Sher lapsed into prayer, imploring Allah to make the executions stop.Death on Killer Mountain
July 6, 2013
Jones, 79, said he tried to mend fences between the two men by imploring Francis to pay off his debt.Steve Wynn Battles Joe Francis of ‘Girls Gone Wild’ in Court
September 9, 2012
Historical Examples of imploring
The dog, lying by his side, seemed to look at me with sad, imploring eyes.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
They were tragic, those following, imploring eyes, but they were not wet.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
"Give me your hand at parting," she said in an imploring tone.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Moore's had been imploring in its assertiveness, the desire to convince.The Prisoner
Olivia cast a most imploring look on her aunt, and was silent.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
- 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.