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obsecrate

[ob-si-kreyt] /ˈɒb sɪˌkreɪt/
verb (used with object), obsecrated, obsecrating.
1.
to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin obsecrātus (past participle of obsecrāre to supplicate), equivalent to ob- ob- + secr- (combining form of sacr-, stem of sacer sacred) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
obsecration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obsecrate

obsecrate

/ˈɒbsɪˌkreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) a rare word for beseech
Derived Forms
obsecration, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin obsecrāre to entreat (in the name of the gods), from ob- for the sake of + sacrāre to hold in reverence; see sacred
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