What does the word implore mean?

Usage examples for implore

  1. Ay, but if they were harmless, why should she implore him to ask no questions? – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Be calm, I implore you! – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  3. To this end, acting on an impulse as unreasonable as it was essentially feminine, she resolved to seek Lady Bearwarden without delay, and throwing herself on the mercy of that formidable rival, implore advice and assistance for the safety of the man they both loved. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville