[ ob-si-kreyt ]
/ ˈɒb sɪˌkreɪt /
verb (used with object), ob·se·crat·ed, ob·se·crat·ing.
to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate.
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Origin of obsecrate
OTHER WORDS FROM obsecrateob·se·cra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obsecrate
/ (ˈɒbsɪˌkreɪt) /
(tr) a rare word for beseech
Derived forms of obsecrateobsecration, noun
Word Origin for obsecrate
C16: from Latin obsecrāre to entreat (in the name of the gods), from ob- for the sake of + sacrāre to hold in reverence; see sacred
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