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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • obsecration — ob se*cra tion ([o^]b s[ e]*kr[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. obsecratio: cf. F. obsecration.] 1. The act of obsecrating or imploring; as, the obsecrations of the Litany, being those clauses beginning with By. Bp. Stillingfeet. Shipley. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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 — [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

  • ob|se|cra|tion — «OB suh KRAY shuhn», noun. the act of obsecrating; entreaty; supplication: »Let us fly to God at all times with humble obsecrations (Francis Bacon) …   Useful english dictionary

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