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Monday, May 02, 2005

Definitions for supplicate

  1. To make a humble and earnest petition; to pray humbly.
  2. To seek or ask for humbly and earnestly.
  3. To make a humble petition to; to beseech.

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Citations for supplicate
Lehi's list of enemies was long and broad, including not only the British and the Arabs, but respected Jewish leaders like David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir, whom they dismissed as weaklings and compromisers prepared to supplicate before the aristocratic count. Tod Hoffman, Queen's Quarterly
Their ambassadors would plead, supplicate, cajole, threaten, lobby, or bribe the bureaucrats who were administering the licenses and quotas. Zafar U. Ahmed, Competitiveness Review
Origin of supplicate
late Middle English
1375-1425
Supplicate derives from the past participle of Latin supplicare, from supplex, "entreating for mercy." The noun form is supplication.
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