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Definition of "supplicate" [sup•pli•cate]

  • To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a humble entreaty to; beseech. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a humble, earnest petition; beg. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "supplicate" in a sentence
  • "_Erynnis_, from the indignation and perturbations they raise in the mind; _Eumenĭdes_, from their placability to such as supplicate them, as in the instance of Orestes, and Argos, upon his following the advice of"
  • "May I "supplicate" Rodriguez to purchase a copy of William Strunk and E.B. White's"
  • "Rabbi Akibah took one bite of the divine bounty, and proposed that God set up a restaurant where families might convene and supplicate praise onto his Name while enjoying shrimp-avocado tacos and flame-broiled hanger steak fresh off the grill."