verb (used without object), sup·pli·cat·ed, sup·pli·cat·ing.
verb (used with object), sup·pli·cat·ed, sup·pli·cat·ing.
- suppliants, the,
Origin of supplicate
Examples from the Web for supplicate
They will never tempt me to supplicate for anything but justice, and that in behalf of others.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
If she be not a mother, you will supplicate her to speak of her potential children.City of Endless Night|Milo Hastings
But he then ordered all in order to supplicate the gods, for evils were impending over many.
I supplicate for no effeminate security—no eternity of indolence and singing—I am prepared for toil as well as enjoyment.The Limits Of Atheism|George Jacob Holyoake
The cavalier kneels at the beginning, the young lady by-and-by gets tamed down, and then it is she who has to supplicate.The Vicomte de Bragelonne|Alexandre Dumas
Word Origin for supplicate
early 15c., from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare (see supplication). Related: Supplicated; supplicating.