Etymology
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supplicate (v.)

early 15c., "beg for, beseech," back-formation from supplication or else from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare "plead humbly, beseech, kneel down." Related: Supplicated; supplicating.

updated on December 30, 2013

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Definitions of supplicate from WordNet

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