implore

  • 1 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

  • 2 imploré — imploré, ée (in plo ré, rée) part. passé d implorer. Le ciel imploré en vain …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Implore — Im*plore , v. i. To entreat; to beg; to prey. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Implore — Im*plore , n. Imploration. [Obs.] Spencer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 implore — entreat, beseech, supplicate, *beg, importune, adjure Analogous words: pray, plead, sue, appeal, petition (see under PRAYER): *ask, request, solicit …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    New thesaurus

  • 9 imploré — Imploré, [implor]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 implore — verb (T) formal to ask for something in an emotional way; plead (1): John, I implore you, stop now before it s too late. | implore sb to do sth: She implored the soldiers to save her child. imply /Im plaI/ verb (T) 1 to suggest that something is… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 implore — UK [ɪmˈplɔː(r)] / US [ɪmˈplɔr] verb [transitive] Word forms implore : present tense I/you/we/they implore he/she/it implores present participle imploring past tense implored past participle implored formal to ask someone to do something, in a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 implore — implorable, adj. imploration, n. imploratory /im plawr euh tawr ee, plohr euh tohr ee/, adj. implorer, n. imploringly, adv. imploringness, n. /im plawr , plohr /, v., implored, imploring. v.t. 1. to beg urgen …

    Universalium

  • 15 implore — im|plore [ımˈplo: US o:r] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: implorer, from Latin, from plorare to cry out ] to ask for something in an emotional way = ↑beg ▪ Don t go, I implored her. implore sb to do sth ▪ She implored the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 implore — [[t]ɪmplɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] implores, imploring, implored VERB If you implore someone to do something, you ask them to do it in a forceful, emotional way. [V n to inf] Opposition leaders this week implored the president to break the deadlock in… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 implore — im•plore [[t]ɪmˈplɔr, ˈploʊr[/t]] v. plored, plor•ing 1) to beg urgently or piteously; beseech: They implored him to go[/ex] 2) to beg urgently or piteously for: implore forgiveness[/ex] 3) to make urgent or piteous supplication • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 implore — transitive verb (implored; imploring) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French implorer, from Latin implorare, from in + plorare to cry out Date: circa 1540 1. to call upon in supplication ; beseech 2. to call or pray for earnestly ;… …

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  • 19 implore — verb /ɪmˈplɔː(ɹ),ɪmˈploʊɹ/ To beg for, to entreat urgently or earnestly. Syn: encourage, exhort …

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  • 20 implore — Synonyms and related words: adjure, appeal, appeal to, beg, beseech, call for help, call on, call upon, clamor for, commune with God, conjure, crave, cry for, cry on, cry to, entreat, give thanks, impetrate, importune, imprecate, invoke, kneel to …

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