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Definition of the verb Implore

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verb - inflections: implored | imploring | implores

  1. call upon in supplication; entreat
    • example: They implore him to write the letter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient]I persuaded him
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive]I persuaded him to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, that-complement clause]I persuaded him that he should come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause]I persuaded him into action

      Verbs of Urging (with the same syntax): admonish, advise, ask, badger, beg, convince, entreat, exhort, extort, lobby, motivate, persuade, sway, urge.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of implore: beg / pray
    • more generic word: plead = appeal or request earnestly
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb Implore

verb

  1. To beg for, to entreat urgently or earnestly.

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Google previewPainless Vocabulary

To implore is to ask for help. Implore is a transitive verb, which means that it always gets a direct object, and that direct ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

implore. imperfect adj. 1 faulty or incomplete. 2 Grammar (of a tense) referring to a past action in progress but not completed. imperfection n. imperfectly adv. imperial adj. 1 relating to an empire or an emperor. 2 (of weights and measures) ...

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Usage statistics about Implore

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb implore:

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Quotes about implore

There is no moral middle ground. Indifference is not an option. ... For the sake of our children, I implore each of you to be unyielding and inflexible in your opposition to drugs. (Oliver L. North)
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Scrabble value of I1M3P3L1O1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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