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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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supplicate

(ˈsʌplɪˌkeɪt)
vb
1. to make a humble request to (someone); plead
2. (tr) to ask for or seek humbly
[C15: from Latin supplicāre to beg on one's knees; see supple]
ˈsuppliˌcatory adj
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sup•pli•cate

(ˈsʌp lɪˌkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.i.
1. to make humble and earnest entreaty.
v.t.
2. to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.
3. to ask for by humble entreaty.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin supplicātus, past participle of supplicāre, derivative of supplex (see supple); see -ate1]
sup`pli•ca′tion, n.
sup′pli•ca•to`ry (-kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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supplicate


Past participle: supplicated
Gerund: supplicating

Imperative
supplicate
supplicate
Present
I supplicate
you supplicate
he/she/it supplicates
we supplicate
you supplicate
they supplicate
Preterite
I supplicated
you supplicated
he/she/it supplicated
we supplicated
you supplicated
they supplicated
Present Continuous
I am supplicating
you are supplicating
he/she/it is supplicating
we are supplicating
you are supplicating
they are supplicating
Present Perfect
I have supplicated
you have supplicated
he/she/it has supplicated
we have supplicated
you have supplicated
they have supplicated
Past Continuous
I was supplicating
you were supplicating
he/she/it was supplicating
we were supplicating
you were supplicating
they were supplicating
Past Perfect
I had supplicated
you had supplicated
he/she/it had supplicated
we had supplicated
you had supplicated
they had supplicated
Future
I will supplicate
you will supplicate
he/she/it will supplicate
we will supplicate
you will supplicate
they will supplicate
Future Perfect
I will have supplicated
you will have supplicated
he/she/it will have supplicated
we will have supplicated
you will have supplicated
they will have supplicated
Future Continuous
I will be supplicating
you will be supplicating
he/she/it will be supplicating
we will be supplicating
you will be supplicating
they will be supplicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been supplicating
you have been supplicating
he/she/it has been supplicating
we have been supplicating
you have been supplicating
they have been supplicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been supplicating
you will have been supplicating
he/she/it will have been supplicating
we will have been supplicating
you will have been supplicating
they will have been supplicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been supplicating
you had been supplicating
he/she/it had been supplicating
we had been supplicating
you had been supplicating
they had been supplicating
Conditional
I would supplicate
you would supplicate
he/she/it would supplicate
we would supplicate
you would supplicate
they would supplicate
Past Conditional
I would have supplicated
you would have supplicated
he/she/it would have supplicated
we would have supplicated
you would have supplicated
they would have supplicated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.supplicate - ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
supplicate - ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
supplicate - make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"
beg, implore, pray - call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
2.supplicate - make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"
petition - write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
supplicate - ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
3.supplicate - ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
supplicate - ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
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supplicate

verb
1. To make an earnest or urgent request:
Archaic: conjure.
2. To offer a reverent petition to God or a god:
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Translations

supplicate

[ˈsʌplɪkeɪt] VT, VIsuplicar
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supplicate

vt (form)flehen
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References in classic literature ?
"Besides," interrupted the king, calmed by that supplicating voice, and those persuasive words, "my parliament will decide.
It was a poor, awkward, and clumsy organization, which stood with lowered head and supplicating eyes before a lofty and profound, a powerful and superior intellect.
She talked on, not knowing what her lips were uttering, and not taking her supplicating and caressing eyes off him.
I then put myself in the most supplicating posture, and spoke in the humblest accent, but received no answer.
Roxy reeled in her tracks, and the color vanished out of her face; the others dropped to their knees as if they had been shot; tears gushed from their eyes, their supplicating hands went up, and three answers came in the one instant.
And the monster laughed so loudly and hideously that we could no longer distinguish Christine's supplicating cries!
The Achaeans were now reduced to the dilemma of submitting to Cleomenes, or of supplicating the aid of Macedon, its former oppressor.
On approaching the savages, however, the latter showed evident symptoms of alarm, spreading out their arms horizontally, according to their mode of supplicating clemency.
Momaya threw herself at Tarzan's feet, raising supplicating hands toward him and pouring forth from her mutilated lips a perfect cataract of words, not one of which the ape-man comprehended.
"Go-bu-balu!" exclaimed the ape-man, and at once memory flashed upon the screen of recollection the supplicating attitude of Momaya as she had hurled herself before him in the village of Mbonga the night before.
For when Jonah, not yet supplicating God for mercy, since he but too well knew the darkness of his deserts, --when wretched Jonah cries out to them to take him and cast him forth into the sea, for he knew that for his sake this great tempest was upon them; they mercifully turn from him, and seek by other means to save the ship.
On the contrary, as he passed along the file, casting a timid supplicating glance, and turning towards each of those who occupied the lower end of the board, the Saxon domestics squared their shoulders, and continued to devour their supper with great perseverance, paying not the least attention to the wants of the new guest.