Definition of supplicate in English:

supplicate

Line breaks: sup¦pli|cate
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌplɪkeɪt
 
/

verb

[no object]

Derivatives

supplicant

adjective & noun
More 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

Pronunciation: /-kət(ə)ri/
adjective
More 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.

Origin

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

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