Definitions for: Supplicate


[v] ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
[v] ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
[v] make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sup"pli*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supplicated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Supplicating.] [L. supplicatus, p. p. of
supplicare to supplicate; of uncertain origin, cf. supplex,
supplicis, humbly begging or entreating; perhaps fr. sub
under + a word akin to placare to reconcile, appease (cf.
Placable), or fr. sub under + plicare to fold, whence the
idea of bending the knees (cf. Ply, v. t.). Cf. Supple.]
1. To entreat for; to seek by earnest prayer; to ask for
earnestly and humbly; as, to supplicate blessings on
Christian efforts to spread the gospel.

2. To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant; as, to
supplicate the Deity.

Syn: To beseech; entreat; beg; petition; implore; importune;
solicit; crave. See Beseech.


Sup"pli*cate, v. i.
To make petition with earnestness and submission; to implore.

A man can not brook to supplicate or beg. --Bacon.

See Also: beg, bespeak, call for, implore, petition, pray, quest, request

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