sup plicate

supplicate

[suhp-li-keyt]
verb (used without object), supplicated, supplicating.
1.
to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
verb (used with object), supplicated, supplicating.
2.
to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.
3.
to seek or ask for by humble entreaty.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin supplicātus (past participle of supplicāre to kneel), equivalent to supplic-, stem of supplex submissive, suppliant (see supple) + -ātus -ate1

supplicatingly, adverb
supplicatory [suhp-li-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
nonsupplicating, adjective
presupplicate, verb (used with object), presupplicated, presupplicating.
unsupplicated, adjective
unsupplicating, adjective
unsupplicatingly, adverb


2. implore, crave, solicit, beseech. See appeal.
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supplicate (ˈsʌplɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to make a humble request to (someone); plead
2.  (tr) to ask for or seek humbly
 
[C15: from Latin supplicāre to beg on one's knees; see supple]
 
'supplicatory
 
adj

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