implore (v.) c.1500, from M.Fr. implorer and directly from L. implorare "call for help, beseech," originally "invoke with weeping," from assimilated form of in- "on, upon" (see IN- (Cf. in-) (2)) + plorare "to weep, cry out." Related: Implored; imploring; imploringly.

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  • Implore — Im*plore , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imploring}.] [L. implorare; pref. im in + plorare to cry aloud. See {Deplore}.] To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to pray to, or for, earnestly; to petition with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Implore — Im*plore , v. i. To entreat; to beg; to prey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Implore — Im*plore , n. Imploration. [Obs.] Spencer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implore — I verb appeal to, beseech, besiege, call, call upon, entreat, evoke, exhort, importune, invoke, obsecrate, obtest, petition, plead, pray, press, pressure, request, solicit, solicitate, supplicate, urge II index call (appeal to), exhort, importune …   Law dictionary

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  • implore — [v] beg appeal, beseech, conjure, crave, entreat, go on bended knee*, importune, plead, pray, solicit, supplicate, urge; concept 48 Ant. answer …   New thesaurus

  • imploré — Imploré, [implor]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • implore — ► VERB ▪ beg earnestly or desperately. ORIGIN Latin implorare invoke with tears …   English terms dictionary

  • implore — [im plôr′] vt. implored, imploring [L implorare, to beseech, entreat < in , intens. + plorare, to cry out, weep] 1. to ask or beg earnestly for; beseech 2. to ask or beg (a person) to do something; entreat SYN. BEG imploringly adv …   English World dictionary

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