What does implore mean?

Definitions for implore
ɪmˈplɔr, -ˈploʊrim·plore

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word implore.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beg, implore, prayverb

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"


  1. imploreverb

    To beg for, to entreat urgently or earnestly.

  2. Etymology: French implorer, imploro.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Implorenoun

    The act of begging; intreaty; solicitation. Not in use.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Urged sore
    With piercing words and pitiful implore,
    Him hasty to arise. Fairy Queen.

  2. To IMPLOREverb

    Etymology: implorer, French; imploro, Latin.

    They ship their oars, and crown with wine
    The holy goblet to the pow'rs divine,
    Imploring all the gods that reign above. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Do not say 'tis superstition, that
    I kneel, and then implore her blessing. William Shakespeare, Winter's Tale.


  1. implore

    Implore is a verb which means to beg or request earnestly or desperately. It is often used to express urgent or emotional pleas, typically towards someone in a position of authority or power.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imploreverb

    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. Imploreverb

    to entreat; to beg; to prey

  3. Implorenoun


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Implore

    im-plōr′, v.t. to ask earnestly: to beg.—ns. Implorā′tion; Implor′ātor (Shak.), one who implores or entreats.—adj. Implor′atory.—n. Implor′er (Spens.), one who implores.—adv. Implor′ingly, in an imploring manner. [Fr.,—L. implorārein, in, plorāre, to weep aloud.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of implore in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of implore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of implore in a Sentence

  1. Alex Azar:

    I implore you to continue to condemn unequivocally any form of violence, to demand that no one attempt to disrupt the inaugural activities in Washington or elsewhere, and to continue to support unreservedly the peaceful and orderly transition of power on January 20, 2021.

  2. Richard Prendergast:

    The overall impact of this case is huge, i implore the court to move very deliberately.

  3. Paul Whelan:

    President Biden -- after 30 months of being wrongfully detained by the Russian government, I implore you to bring this appalling case of hostage diplomacy to an end.

  4. Martha Roby:

    I implore my colleagues to take a hard look at the course of this investigation.

  5. Orlando Police Chief John Mina:

    We believe they're still alive at this time, we just implore him to release those children to us unharmed.

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