When you get on your knees and pray or beg for something, this is an example of supplicate.
transitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
- to ask for humbly and earnestly, as by prayer
- to make a humble request of; petition earnestly
Origin of supplicateMiddle English supplicaten from Classical Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare, to kneel down, pray from sub-, sub- + plicare, to fold, double up: see ply
verbsup·pli·cat·ed, sup·pli·cat·ing, sup·pli·cates
- To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
- To make a humble entreaty to; beseech.
Origin of supplicateMiddle English supplicaten from Latin supplicāre supplicāt- from supplex supplic- suppliant ; see supple .
(third-person singular simple present supplicates, present participle supplicating, simple past and past participle supplicated)
From the participle stem of Latin supplicÄre, from sub- + plicÄre "˜to bend'.