- to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
- to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.
- to seek or ask for by humble entreaty.
Origin of supplicate
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2. implore, crave, solicit, beseech.
2. See appeal.
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Examples from the Web for supplicate
If she be not a mother, you will supplicate her to speak of her potential children.City of Endless Night
Congress could only supplicate the States for money and borrow what it might on its expectations.Union and Democracy
"Your mercy; I supplicate it," she cried in an agonised voice.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
Speedily all pour glad libation on the board, and supplicate the gods.The Aeneid of Virgil
Andrea might writhe and supplicate and despair as he would—in vain.The Child of Pleasure
- to make a humble request to (someone); plead
- (tr) to ask for or seek humbly
C15: from Latin supplicāre to beg on one's knees; see supple
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Word Origin and History for supplicate
early 15c., from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare (see supplication). Related: Supplicated; supplicating.
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