Simple Definition of implore
: to make a very serious or emotional request to (someone)
: to say (something) as a serious or emotional request
: to ask or beg for (something) in a very serious or emotional way
Examples of implore in a sentence
Don't go. I implore you.
“Think of the children!” he implored.
Origin and Etymology of implore
Middle French or Latin; Middle French implorer, from Latin implorare, from in- + plorare to cry out
First Known Use: circa 1540
Synonym Discussion of implore
Rhymes with implore
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IMPLORE Defined for Kids
Definition of implore for Students
: to make a very serious or emotional request to or for <I implored him not to go.> <… they humbly implored my mercy. — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>
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