verb im·plore \im-ˈplr\

: 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


Full Definition of IMPLORE

transitive verb
:  to call upon in supplication :  beseech
:  to call or pray for earnestly :  entreat <implored the crowd to be quiet>
im·plor·ing·ly adverb

Examples of IMPLORE

  1. Don't go. I implore you.
  2. Think of the children! he implored.

Origin of IMPLORE

Middle French or Latin; Middle French implorer, from Latin implorare, from in- + plorare to cry out
First Known Use: circa 1540


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