AskDefine | Define supplicate

Dictionary Definition

supplicate

Verb

1 ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
2 make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"
3 ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"

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English

Etymology

From the participle stem of Latin supplicāre, from sub- + plicāre ‘to bend’.

Pronunciation

/ˈsʌplɪkeɪt/

Verb

  1. To humble oneself before another in making a request; to beg.
  2. To plead with one's deity.

Translations

beg
  • Spanish: suplicar
plead with one's deity

Italian

Verb

supplicate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, supplicare#Italian|supplicare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adjure, appeal, appeal to, beg, beseech, call for help, call on, call upon, clamor for, commune with God, conjure, crave, cry for, cry on, cry to, entreat, give thanks, impetrate, implore, importune, imprecate, invoke, kneel to, make supplication, obtest, offer a prayer, petition, plead, plead for, pray, pray over, recite the rosary, return thanks, run to, say grace
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