supplicate

  • 1 Supplicate — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Supplicate — Sup pli*cate, v. i. To make petition with earnestness and submission; to implore. [1913 Webster] A man can not brook to supplicate or beg. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 supplicate — index call (appeal to), desire, importune, plead (implore), pray, press (beseech) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 supplicate — (v.) early 15c., from L. supplicatus, pp. of supplicare (see SUPPLICATION (Cf. supplication)). Related: Supplicated; supplicating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 supplicate — implore, beseech, entreat, importune, *beg, adjure Analogous words: pray, sue, plead, appeal, petition (see under PRAYER): *ask, request, solicit …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 supplicate — [v] ask for, pray for appeal, beg, beseech, desire, petition, pray, put in for*, seek, solicit; concept 53 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 supplicate — ► VERB ▪ ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly. DERIVATIVES supplicant adjective & noun supplication noun supplicatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin supplicare implore …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 supplicate — [sup′lə kāt΄] vt. supplicated, supplicating [ME supplicaten < L supplicatus, pp. of supplicare, to kneel down, pray < sub ,SUB + plicare, to fold, double up: see PLY1] 1. to ask for humbly and earnestly, as by prayer 2. to make a humble… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 supplicate — v. (formal) (H) to supplicate smb. to do smt. * * * [ sʌplɪkeɪt] (formal) (H) to supplicate smb. to do smt …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 supplicate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare, from supplic , supplex supplicant more at supple Date: 15th century intransitive verb to make a humble entreaty; especially to pray to God… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 supplicate — supplicatingly, adv. supplicatory /sup li keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /sup li kayt /, v., supplicated, supplicating. v.i. 1. to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition. v.t. 2. to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 supplicate — verb /ˈsʌplɪkeɪt/ a) To humble oneself before another in making a request; to beg. b) To plead with ones deity …

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  • 13 supplicate — Synonyms and related words: adjure, appeal, appeal to, beg, beseech, call for help, call on, call upon, clamor for, commune with God, conjure, crave, cry for, cry on, cry to, entreat, give thanks, impetrate, implore, importune, imprecate, invoke …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 supplicate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. entreat, petition, pray, beg, beseech. See request, worship. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. petition, pray, beseech; see appeal 1 , beg 1 . See Synonym Study at appeal . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 supplicate — [15] Someone who supplicates is etymologically ‘bending or folding up underneath’ – hence ‘kneeling down to pray’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin supplicāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub ‘down, underneath’ and… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 supplicate — sup·pli·cate || sÊŒplɪkeɪt v. earnestly request, humbly entreat, implore, petition …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 supplicate — [ sʌplɪkeɪt] verb ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly. Derivatives supplicant adjective &noun supplication noun supplicatory adjective Origin ME: from L. supplicat , supplicare implore , from sub from below + placere propitiate …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 supplicate — I. v. a. Beg, implore, pray, entreat, beseech, importune, petition, crave, solicit, call upon, pray to, appeal to, prefer a request to. II. v. n. Entreat, beg, pray, petition, sue, implore, put up a prayer, prefer a request or petition …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 supplicate — verb (I, T) literary to ask or pray for help from someone in power or from God supplication / sVpli keISFn/ noun (U): Paolo knelt and bowed his head in supplication …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 supplicate — verb he supplicated the governor for leniency Syn: entreat, beg, plead with, implore, petition, appeal to, call on, urge, enjoin, importune, sue, ask, request; literary beseech …

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