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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.
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Adj.1.supplicatory - humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"
References in classic literature ?
She besought him, more pathetically and earnestly, with her little supplicatory hand, than she could have done in any words.
Lorry, in a soothing tone, bringing his left hand from the back of the chair to lay it on the supplicatory fingers that clasped him in so violent a tremble: "pray control your agitation-- a matter of business.
Here, the old gentleman was seized with a violent fit of coughing, which, being terminated, he nodded his head and winked and made several supplicatory and threatening gestures to his son, all of which Sam Weller steadily abstained from seeing.
Tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones delivered with an appropriate hint of a supplicatory sob, and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill was warm and involving (Verdi probably expected a harsher sound, but would have welcomed this approach), and shared a wonderful empathy with the soprano Latonia Moore.
Do you not agree that it would be a very healthy thing for presidents to make such a humble, supplicatory journey every week and be reminded that they serve a bigger idea than power, a nobler entity than a political party?
8) Such qualified 'maybes' renders the Agreement more supplicatory than compulsory, a glass less half-full than a leaky colander of questionable intents.
The mats we sell in the Zamboanga city proper are usually used for Muslims' pagduwa'a or special occasions with supplicatory prayers, weddings and floors of mosques,' Saddaran said in Filipino.
So almost all our prayers are orders to God couched in some placatory or supplicatory words.
He speaks and acts with an audacity that had been traditionally associated with overweening villains, implicitly denying the supplicatory gestures of those who pray, yet he pays no price for his actions and attitude; on the contrary, his boasts are unanswered, and his conquests are inexorable.
The pragmatic content is for the most part deferential and supplicatory, and Margaret frames her request with the apology T am verry sorry to put the kyngs grace to soo gret cost', while also suggesting that the main reason for requesting the money is so that she 'schuld be lyke hys syster to hys honowr' (i.
Such is the economic and political clout of Germany that the favourite word of its finance ministers is ausgeschlossen ("out of the question") when responding to the supplicatory overtures of weaker EU members like the bankrupt Greece.
Examples of her prints from 2004 onward skew, pointedly, to iconography from the supplicatory side of faith--Saint Francis, animals, nuns, cribs--and sheltering constructs such as tents and igloos.