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supplicate

[suhp-li-keyt] /ˈsʌp lɪˌkeɪt/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
Related forms
supplicatingly, adverb
supplicatory
[suhp-li-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈsʌp lɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonsupplicating, adjective
presupplicate, verb (used with object), presupplicated, presupplicating.
unsupplicated, adjective
unsupplicating, adjective
unsupplicatingly, adverb
Synonyms
2. implore, crave, solicit, beseech. See appeal.
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British Dictionary definitions for supplicating

supplicate

/ˈsʌplɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
to make a humble request to (someone); plead
2.
(transitive) to ask for or seek humbly
Derived Forms
supplicatory, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin supplicāre to beg on one's knees; see supple
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Word Origin and History for supplicating

supplicate

v.

early 15c., from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare (see supplication). Related: Supplicated; supplicating.

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