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supplicate

[ suhp-li-keyt ]
/ 藞s蕦p l瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used without object), sup路pli路cat路ed, sup路pli路cat路ing.
to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
verb (used with object), sup路pli路cat路ed, sup路pli路cat路ing.
to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.
to seek or ask for by humble entreaty.
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Origin of supplicate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Latin supplic膩tus (past participle of supplic膩re to kneel), equivalent to supplic-, stem of supplex submissive, suppliant (see supple) + -膩tus-ate1

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2. See appeal.

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British Dictionary definitions for supplicate

supplicate
/ (藞s蕦pl瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
to make a humble request to (someone); plead
(tr) to ask for or seek humbly

Derived forms of supplicate

supplicatory, adjective

Word Origin for supplicate

C15: from Latin supplic膩re to beg on one's knees; see supple
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