verb (used with object), im·plored, im·plor·ing.
- to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat: They implored him to go.
- to beg urgently or piteously for (aid, mercy, pardon, etc.): implore forgiveness.
verb (used without object), im·plored, im·plor·ing.
- to make urgent or piteous supplication.
- to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech
- to ask earnestly or piteously for; supplicate; begto implore someone’s mercy
c.1500, from Middle French implorer and directly from Latin implorare “call for help, beseech,” originally “invoke with weeping,” from assimilated form of in- “on, upon” (see in- (2)) + plorare “to weep, cry out.” Related: Implored; imploring; imploringly.