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supplicate (beg)

Definition:

to ask humbly (for something)

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Past tense:

supplicated

Present participle:

supplicating

3rd-person singular present:

supplicates

Type of:

beg » plead » appeal » request

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

He supplicated the King for clemency

Etymology:

Middle English supplicaten from Latin supplicatus, past participle of...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of supplicate...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

supplicate | plead [synonym, sense-specific] | supplicatory [adjective, derived]

to make a humble request to (someone); plead | [transitive] to ask for or seek humbly (15 of 254 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/supplicate

Merriam-Webster:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle] | appeal [synonym, sense-specific] | beseech [synonym, sense-specific] | besiege [synonym, sense-specific] | conjure [synonym, sense-specific] | entreat [synonym, sense-specific] | impetrate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make a humble entreaty ; especially, to pray to God | to ask humbly and earnestly of | to ask for earnestly and humbly (23 of 157 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/supplicate

New World Dictionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle] | supplicatory [adjective, related] | supplicator [noun, related]

to ask for humbly and earnestly, as by prayer | to make a humble request of; petition earnestly | to make a humble request or supplication, especially ... (25 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supplicate

Oxford Dictionary:

supplicate | supplicant [derived] | supplicatory [derived]

ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly (8 of 60 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/supplicate

American Heritage Dictionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle] | supplicates [3rd-person singular present] | supplication [noun, related] | supplicatory [adjective, related]

To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying. | To make a humble entreaty to; beseech. | To make a humble, earnest petition; beg. (23 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supplicate

Random House Dictionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle]

to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition. | to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly. | to seek or ask for by humble ... (25 of 37 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/supplicate

Wiktionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle] | supplicates [3rd-person singular present]

To humble oneself before another in making a request; to beg. | To plead with one's deity. (16 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supplicate

Wikipedia:

Pray [disambiguation]

may refer to: Prayer, an active effort to communicate with a deity or spirit | Pray may also refer to: Pray, Piedmont, a comune in the Province of Biella | Pray, Wisconsin, an unincorporated community | Gy├Ârgy Pray (1723-1801), a Hungarian Jesuit... (39 of 228 words, 19 definitions)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

implore | imploring [adjective, derived] | imploringly [adverb, derived]

to ask someone to do or not do something in a very sincere, emotional and determined way | [literary] to ask for something in a sincere and emotional ... (27 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/implore

Macmillan British Dictionary:

implore [transitive, formal] | implored [past tense] | imploring [present participle] | implores [3rd-person singular present]

to ask someone to do something, in a very emotional way, because you want it very much (17 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/implore

Encarta Dictionary:

supplication | supplications [plural] | supplicate [derived]

a humble and sincere appeal to somebody who has the power to grant a request | the addressing of humble and sincere appeals to somebody with the power ... (27 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717133​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle]

Origin: Middle English supplicaten from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare, to kneel down, pray from sub-, "sub-" + ... (18 of 24 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

supplicate

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin supplicat- "implored", from the verb supplicare, from sub- "from below" + placere "propitiate"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/supplicate

Merriam-Webster:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare, from supplic-, supplex supplicant

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American Heritage Dictionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle] | supplicates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English supplicaten, from Latin supplicāre, supplicāt-, from supplex, supplic-, suppliant; see "supple".

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Collins Dictionary:

supplicate

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin supplicāre to beg on one's knees; see supple

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/supplicate

Wiktionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle] | supplicates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: the participle stem of Latin supplicāre, from sub- + plicāre 'to bend'.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supplicate

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

supplicate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "supplicate"

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the Free Dictionary:

supplicate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "supplicate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "supplicate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "supplicate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

supplicate | supplicated [past tense] | supplicating [present participle] | supplicates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "supplicate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

supplicate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "supplicate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

supplicate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "supplicate" by speech synthesizer

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