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supplicate

Syllabification: sup·pli·cate
Pronunciation: /ˈsəpləˌkāt
 
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Definition of supplicate in English:

verb

[no object]
Ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly: [with infinitive]: the plutocracy supplicated to be made peers
More example sentences
  • He supplicates before Lord Shiva for a boon of spiritual bliss.
  • He previously suffered with the illness of white liver, but upon supplicating to Allah Ta'ala, he was cured except for a small portion of his skin the size of a Dinaar or a Dirham.
  • When they reached a destination, they would seek protection of jinn by supplicating to them.
Synonyms
entreat, beg, plead with, implore, petition, appeal to, call on, urge, enjoin, importune, sue, ask, request
literary beseech

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin supplicat- 'implored', from the verb supplicare, from sub- 'from below' + placere 'propitiate'.

Derivatives

supplicant

1
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • We have permitted our movie industry to become a supplicant to a gargantuan and scarcely human corporate movie culture that sees us as carrion to be picked over.
  • Of course, being Labour, their instinct is to tax everyone to the hilt, then make supplicants of us all by so graciously giving back a fraction of the money as ‘credits‘.
  • That's bringing some hard-to-ignore supplicants to his doorstep - from pensioners and companies seeking tax relief to crowbar-wielding mobs demanding bigger unemployment checks.

supplicatory

2
Pronunciation: /-kəˌtôrē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • He held both my hands in a supplicatory gesture and with tears in his eyes responded that he would never forget my saying such a kind word!
  • The supplicatory prayers recited before and during the Days of Awe are among the most poetic and stirring prayers.
  • There may have been blessings which did not have a supplicatory aspect.

Words that rhyme with supplicate

fornicate

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