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obsecrate

[ob-si-kreyt]
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verb (used with object), ob·se·crat·ed, ob·se·crat·ing.
  1. to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate.
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Origin of obsecrate

1590–1600; < Latin obsecrātus (past participle of obsecrāre to supplicate), equivalent to ob- ob- + secr- (combining form of sacr-, stem of sacer sacred) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsob·se·cra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obsecrate

obsecrate

verb
  1. (tr) a rare word for beseech
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Derived Formsobsecration, noun

Word Origin

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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