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 supplicatory
Mrs. Chadwick spoke with a supplicatory note very unlike her usual placid if complaining authority.Adrienne Toner|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Perhaps the other end of the board is tried, and the appeal is enforced with the supplicatory whine that seldom fails.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Bessie launched a supplicatory glance at madame, then hazarded a doubtful consent, which did not provoke a denial.The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax|Harriet Parr
It was the whine of the Hindu beggar, halting, supplicatory, almost revoltingly servile.The Lamp in the Desert|Ethel M. Dell
The supplicatory force of the names, however, is clear, whatever may be the account of the formal anomalies.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2|Alexander Maclaren
Word Origin for supplicate
early 15c., from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare (see supplication). Related: Supplicated; supplicating.