Supplicate meaning

sŭplĭ-kāt
To make a humble request of; petition earnestly.
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Supplicate is to humbly pray or beg for something.

When you get on your knees and pray or beg for something, this is an example of supplicate.

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To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
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To make a humble entreaty to; beseech.
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To make a humble, earnest petition; beg.
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To ask for humbly and earnestly, as by prayer.
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To make a humble request or supplication, esp. in prayer.
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To humble oneself before (another) in making a request; to beg or beseech.
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To entreat for; to ask for earnestly and humbly.

To supplicate blessings on Christian efforts to spread the gospel.

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To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant.

To supplicate the Deity.

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Origin of supplicate

  • Middle English supplicaten from Latin supplicāre supplicāt- from supplex supplic- suppliant supple

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the participle stem of Latin supplicāre, from sub- + plicāre "˜to bend'.

    From Wiktionary