Definitions for imploreɪmˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•ploreɪmˈplɔr, -ˈploʊr(v.)-plored, -plor•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to beg urgently or piteously; beseech:

    They implored him to go.

  2. to beg urgently or piteously for:

    implore forgiveness.

  3. (v.i.)to make urgent or piteous supplication.

Origin of implore:

1530–40; < L implōrāre=im-im -1+plōrāre to lament


Princeton's WordNet

  1. beg, implore, pray(verb)

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"


  1. implore(Verb)

    To beg for, to entreat urgently or earnestly.

  2. Origin: French implorer, imploro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Implore(verb)

    to call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to prey to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urency; to entreat; to beg; -- followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought

  2. Implore(verb)

    to entreat; to beg; to prey

  3. Implore(noun)


Translations for implore

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to ask earnestly

She implored her husband to give up his life of crime; She implored his forgiveness.

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