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Definition of "implore" []

  • To appeal to in supplication; beseech: implored the tribunal to have mercy. (verb-transitive)
  • To beg for urgently; entreat. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an earnest appeal. See Synonyms at beg. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "implore" in a sentence
  • "It requested the President “to appoint a day for humiliation and prayer” and to ask the people “to convene at their usual places of worship” in order that they may “confess and repent of their manifold sins, implore the compassion and forgiveness of the Almighty, that, if consistent with his will the existing rebellion may be speedily suppressed” and “implore him as the supreme ruler of the world not to destroy us as a people."
  • "I would again implore ... not to let this opportunity pass."
  • "I send you ten shillings for pocket-money, and again implore you to let Mrs. Bax have a little rest and peace."