obsecrate

[ ob-si-kreyt ]
/ ˈɒb sɪˌkreɪt /

verb (used with object), ob·se·crat·ed, ob·se·crat·ing.

to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate.

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 forms

ob·se·cra·tion, noun
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obsecrate

/ (ˈɒbsɪˌkreɪt) /

verb

(tr) a rare word for beseech

Derived Forms

obsecration, 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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