from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To appeal to in supplication; beseech: implored the tribunal to have mercy.
- transitive v. To beg for urgently; entreat.
- intransitive v. To make an earnest appeal. See Synonyms at beg.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To beg for, to entreat urgently or earnestly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to pray to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urgency; to entreat; to beg; -- followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought.
- intransitive v. To entreat; to beg; to prey.
- n. Imploration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To call upon in supplication; beseech or entreat; pray or petition earnestly.
- To pray or beg for earnestly; seek to obtain by supplication or entreaty: as, to implore aid or pardon.
- Synonyms Request, Beg, etc. See ask and solicit.
- To supplicate; entreat.
- n. Earnest supplication.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. call upon in supplication; entreat
Latin implōrāre : in-, toward; see in-2 + plōrāre, to weep.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French implorer, Latin implōrō ("beseech, implore"). (Wiktionary)