supplication


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sup·pli·cate

 (sŭp′lĭ-kāt′)
v. sup·pli·cat·ed, sup·pli·cat·ing, sup·pli·cates
v.tr.
1. To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
2. To make a humble entreaty to; beseech.
v.intr.
To make a humble, earnest petition; beg.

[Middle English supplicaten, from Latin supplicāre, supplicāt-, from supplex, supplic-, suppliant; see supple.]

sup′pli·ca′tion n.
sup′pli·ca·to′ry (-kə-tôr′ē) adj.

supplication

(ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of supplicating
2. a humble entreaty or petition; prayer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supplication - a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious servicesupplication - a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
rogation - a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church
2.supplication - a humble request for help from someone in authoritysupplication - a humble request for help from someone in authority
appeal, entreaty, prayer - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
3.supplication - the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)supplication - the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
worship - the activity of worshipping
devotion - (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
benediction, blessing - the act of praying for divine protection

supplication

noun (Formal) plea, appeal, prayer, pleading, request, petition, invocation, solicitation, entreaty He raised his arms in a gesture of supplication.

supplication

noun
1. An earnest or urgent request:
2. The act of praying:
Translations
تَوَسُّل، تَضَرُّع
prosba
bønfaldelsetryglen
auîmjúk bæn; bón, beiîni
lūgšanalūgums
yalvarma

supplication

[ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃən] Nsúplica f

supplication

nFlehen nt no pl

supplication

[ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃn] n (frm) → supplica

supplication

(sapliˈkeiʃən) noun
(an) earnest prayer or entreaty.
References in classic literature ?
with visage uplifted to the gray sky in an agony of supplication.
When gliding by the Bashee isles we emerged at last upon the great South Sea; were it not for other things, I could have greeted my dear Pacific with uncounted thanks, for now the long supplication of my youth was answered; that serene ocean rolled eastwards from me a thousand leagues of blue.
The last supplication but one I make to you, is, that you will believe this of me.
But re- member -- ah, good friend, I implore thee remember my supplication, and do the blessed sun no hurt.
My feeling cannot change, you know, but I beg you, I entreat you," he said again in French, with a note of tender supplication in his voice, but with coldness in his eyes.
Tom's mother entered now, closing the door behind her, and approached her son with all the wheedling and supplication servilities that fear and interest can impart to the words and attitudes of the born slave.
But all in vain; Catherine felt herself to be in the right, and though pained by such tender, such flattering supplication, could not allow it to influence her.
And so for from being denied the advantages of religious consolation, he was kicked into the same apartment every evening at prayer-time, and there permitted to listen to, and console his mind with, a general supplication of the boys, containing a special clause, therein inserted by authority of the board, in which they entreated to be made good, virtuous, contented, and obedient, and to be guarded from the sins and vices of Oliver Twist: whom the supplication distinctly set forth to be under the exclusive patronage and protection of the powers of wickedness, and an article direct from the manufactory of the very Devil himself.
Nevertheless, among many other representations made to him, the housekeeper said to him, "In truth, master, if you do not keep still and stay quiet at home, and give over roaming mountains and valleys like a troubled spirit, looking for what they say are called adventures, but what I call misfortunes, I shall have to make complaint to God and the king with loud supplication to send some remedy.
This disquieting apparition was stretching out its arms toward the west, as if in supplication for the evening star, which, certainly, was an alluring object, though obviously out of reach.
His face gave again, round the room, its convulsed supplication.
Then he hesitated, drew back, came forward again, and at last, to my wonder and confusion, threw himself on his knees and held out his clasped hands in supplication.