obsecrate
obsecrate ob"se*crate ([o^]b"s[-e]*kr[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {obsecrated} (ocr/b"s[-e]*kr[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {obsecrating}.] [L. obsecratus, p. p. of obsecrare, prop., to ask on religious grounds; ob (see {Ob-}) + sacrare to declare as sacred, from sacer sacred.] To beseech; to supplicate; to implore. [R.]. --Cockerman. [1913 Webster]

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  • obsecrate — index importune, solicit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obsecrate — [äb′si krāt΄] vt. obsecrated, obsecrating [< L obsecratus, pp. of obsecrare, to beseech (on religious grounds) < ob (see OB ) + sacrare: see SACRED] Rare to beg for (something) or supplicate (someone); entreat obsecration n …   English World dictionary

  • obsecrate — obsecration, n. /ob si krayt /, v.t., obsecrated, obsecrating. to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate. [1590 1600; < L obsecratus (ptp. of obsecrare to supplicate), equiv. to ob OB + secr (comb. form of sacr , s. of sacer SACRED) + atus ATE1] * …   Universalium

  • obsecrate — verb To beseech; to supplicate; to implore …   Wiktionary

  • obsecrate — É‘bsɪkreɪt / É’b v. implore, beg, entreat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obsecrate — ob·se·crate …   English syllables

  • obsecrate — /ˈɒbsəkreɪt/ (say obsuhkrayt) verb (t) (obsecrated, obsecrating) to entreat (a person, etc.) solemnly; beseech; supplicate. {Latin obsecrātus, past participle} –obsecration /ɒbsəˈkreɪʃən/ (say obsuh krayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • obsecrate —   v.t. beseech.    ♦ obsecration, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • obsecrate — ˈäbsəˌkrāt transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin obsecratus, past participle of obsecrare to beseech, pray, from ob toward, over + sacrare to consecrate, from sacr , sacer sacred more at ob , sacred archaic : beseech …   Useful english dictionary

  • obsecrated — obsecrate ob se*crate ([o^]b s[ e]*kr[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {obsecrated} (ocr/b s[ e]*kr[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {obsecrating}.] [L. obsecratus, p. p. of obsecrare, prop., to ask on religious grounds; ob (see {Ob }) + sacrare to declare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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