Implore Definition

ĭm-plôr
implored, implores, imploring
verb
implored, implores, imploring
To appeal to in supplication; beseech.
Implored the tribunal to have mercy.
American Heritage
To ask or beg earnestly for.
Webster's New World
To ask or beg (a person) to do something; entreat.
Webster's New World
To make an earnest appeal.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
answer

Origin of Implore

  • Latin implōrāre in- toward in–2 plōrāre to weep

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French implorer, Latin implōrō (“I beseech, I implore”).

    From Wiktionary

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