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obsecrate

[ ob-si-kreyt ]
/ 藞蓲b s瑟藢kre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ob路se路crat路ed, ob路se路crat路ing.
to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate.
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Origin of obsecrate

1590鈥1600; <Latin obsecr膩tus (past participle of obsecr膩re to supplicate), equivalent to ob-ob- + secr- (combining form of sacr-, stem of sacersacred) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM obsecrate

ob路se路cra路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obsecrate

obsecrate
/ (藞蓲bs瑟藢kre瑟t) /

verb
(tr) a rare word for beseech

Derived forms of obsecrate

obsecration, noun

Word Origin for obsecrate

C16: from Latin obsecr膩re to entreat (in the name of the gods), from ob- for the sake of + sacr膩re to hold in reverence; see sacred
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