[ suhp-li-key-shuhn ]
See synonyms for supplication on
  1. an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.

Origin of supplication

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin supplicātiōn- (stem of supplicātiō). See supplicate, -ion

Other words from supplication

  • non·sup·pli·ca·tion, noun
  • pre·sup·pli·ca·tion, noun

Words Nearby supplication Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use supplication in a sentence

  • I have put off the robe of peace, and have put upon me the sackcloth of supplication, and I will cry to the most High in my days.

  • Wherefore those men carefully watching him, found Daniel praying and making supplication to his God.

  • Not a single outer sign of fervour: no kneeling, no clasped hands, or other sign of supplication.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell

British Dictionary definitions for supplication


/ (ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃən) /

  1. the act of supplicating

  2. a humble entreaty or petition; prayer

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