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supplication

noun

  1. (petition)  a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
    Synonyms: invocation. Type of: prayer. Part of: divine service
  2. (entreaty)  a humble request for help from someone in authority
    Synonyms: plea, suppliance. Type of: entreaty
  3. (worship)  the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition, or in adoration, contrition, or thanksgiving)
    Synonyms: prayer. Type of: worship

Etymology summary

Old French supplication, from Latin supplicationem (nominative supplicatio),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

supplication | prayer [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of supplicating | a humble entreaty or petition; prayer (10 of 355 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Wikipedia:

Supplication | petitioning

the most common form of prayer, wherein a person asks God to provide something, either for the person who is doing the praying or on behalf of someone else. This is because a supplication is being made, also known as intercession. In Christianity, the ... (44 of 323 words)

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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

Cambridge Dictionary:

supplicant [formal] | supplication [noun, derived]

a person who asks a god or someone who is in a position of power for something in a nervous way that shows that they do not think of themselves as ... (31 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/supplicant

Oxford Dictionary:

supplication

the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly (11 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/supplication

Wiktionary:

supplication | supplications [plural]

An act of supplicating; a humble request. | A prayer or entreaty to a god. (14 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supplication

Random House Dictionary:

supplication

an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition. (11 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/supplication

New World Dictionary:

supplication | suppliance

the act of supplicating | a humble request, prayer, petition, etc. (10 of 13 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supplication

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

Online Etymology:

supplication

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French supplication, from Latin supplicationem (nominative supplicatio), from supplicare "plead humbly". In ancient ... (17 of 27 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=supplication

Wiktionary:

supplication | supplications [plural]

Origin: Old French supplication, from Latin supplicatio, from supplicare 'to supplicate'.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supplication

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

supplication

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "supplication"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

supplicant [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "supplication"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "supplication"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/supplicant

the Free Dictionary:

supplication

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "supplication"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "supplication"

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Google Dictionary:

supplication | supplications [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "supplication"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

supplication

Audio: North American pronunciation of "supplication"

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YourDictionary Audio:

supplication

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

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