verb (used without object)
to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
verb (used with object)
to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.
to seek or ask for by humble entreaty.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English Related forms
< Latin supplicātus
(past participle of supplicāre
to kneel), equivalent to supplic-,
stem of supplex
submissive, suppliant (see supple
) + -ātus -ate1
supplicatory /ˈsʌplɪkəˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ [suhp-li-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective
presupplicate, verb (used with object), presupplicated, presupplicating.
implore, crave, solicit, beseech. See appeal