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Word of the Day 01/06/19 Supplicate

Supplicate (verb)
supplicate [suhp-li-keyt]


verb (used without object), sup·pli·cat·ed, sup·pli·cat·ing.
1. to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.

verb (used with object), sup·pli·cat·ed, sup·pli·cat·ing.
2. to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.
3. to seek or ask for by humble entreaty.

Related forms
sup·pli·cat·ing·ly , adverb
sup·pli·ca·to·ry [ suhp -li-k uh -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈsʌp lɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ , adjective
non·sup·pli·cat·ing , adjective
pre·sup·pli·cate , verb (used with object), pre·sup·pli·cat·ed, pre·sup·pli·cat·ing.
un·sup·pli·cat·ed , adjective
un·sup·pli·cat·ing , adjective
un·sup·pli·cat·ing·ly , adverb

Related Words for supplicate
desire, beseech, pray, beg, solicit, appeal, seek, petition

Synonyms for supplicate
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2. implore, crave, solicit, beseech.

Synonym study
2. See appeal.

Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin supplicātus (past participle of supplicāre to kneel), equivalent to supplic-, stem of supplex submissive, suppliant (see supple) + -ātus -ate

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