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Meaning of IMPLORE

Pronunciation:  im'plowr

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"

IMPLORE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: beg, pray
 See Also: beg off, crave, excuse, importune, insist, plead, supplicate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 prey
    to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urency; to entreat;
    to beg; -- followed directly by the word expressing the thing
    sought, or the person from whom it is sought.
          Imploring all the gods that reign above. --Pope.
          I kneel, and then implore her blessing.  --Shak.
    Syn: To beseech; supplicate; crave; entreat; beg; solicit;
         petition; prey; request; adjure. See {Beseech}.
  2. \Im*plore"\, v. i.
    To entreat; to beg; to prey.
  3. \Im*plore"\, n.
    Imploration. [Obs.] --Spencer.
Thesaurus Terms
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