Definition of implore
- implored the crowd to be quiet
Don't go. I implore you.
“Think of the children!” he implored.
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First Known Use: circa 1540See Words from the same year
: 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
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