Definition of supplicate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌplɪkeɪt/


[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.



Pronunciation: /ˈsʌplɪkənt/
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.


Pronunciation: /ˈsʌplɪkət(ə)ri/
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.


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

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