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supplicate

verb

Definition: to ask for something in a humble or earnest way and usually to somebody with authority or power over you

Synonyms: request, appeal, beg, beseech, implore, plead, pray

Antonyms: command, insist, answer

Tips: Supplicate is derived from the Latin supplicare, which means "to kneel." Supplicate is often used to refer to prayer requests or to someone getting on their knees and asking, begging, or pleading for something. The related adjective suppliant is used to describe someone who supplicates, and can also be a noun, meaning "a suppliant person."

Usage Examples:

She was very religious and often visited the church to supplicate blessings from God. (request, pray for)

During the trial, the convicted man's family supplicated the judge for a lighter sentence. (begged, pleaded)

The hostage's wife made a suppliant plea for her husband's safe return. (humbly begging) adjective

The king ignored the suppliant's plea for mercy. (person who begs humbly) noun


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