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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin supplicat-, the participle stem of supplicō, from sub- + plicō (I bend).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌplɪkeɪt/
  • Hyphenation: sup‧pli‧cate

VerbEdit

supplicate (third-person singular simple present supplicates, present participle supplicating, simple past and past participle supplicated)

  1. (transitive) To humble oneself before (another) in making a request; to beg or beseech.
  2. (transitive) To entreat for; to ask for earnestly and humbly.
    to supplicate blessings on Christian efforts to spread the gospel
  3. (transitive) To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant.
    to supplicate the Deity
  4. (intransitive, Oxford University) To request that an academic degree is awarded at a ceremony.

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