Supplicating
Supplicate Sup"pli*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supplicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supplicating}.] [L. supplicatus, p. p. of supplicare to supplicate; of uncertain origin, cf. supplex, supplicis, humbly begging or entreating; perhaps fr. sub under + a word akin to placare to reconcile, appease (cf. {Placable}), or fr. sub under + plicare to fold, whence the idea of bending the knees (cf. {Ply}, v. t.). Cf. {Supple}.] 1. To entreat for; to seek by earnest prayer; to ask for earnestly and humbly; as, to supplicate blessings on Christian efforts to spread the gospel. [1913 Webster]

2. To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant; as, to supplicate the Deity. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To beseech; entreat; beg; petition; implore; importune; solicit; crave. See {Beseech}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • supplicating — sup·pli·cate || sÊŒplɪkeɪt v. earnestly request, humbly entreat, implore, petition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supplicating — suppˈlicating adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑supplicant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Suppliant — Sup pli*ant, a. [F., p. pr. of supplier to entreat, L. supplicare. See {Supplicate}, and cf. {Supplicant}.] 1. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating. [1913 Webster] The rich grow suppliant, and the poor grow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suppliantly — Suppliant Sup pli*ant, a. [F., p. pr. of supplier to entreat, L. supplicare. See {Supplicate}, and cf. {Supplicant}.] 1. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating. [1913 Webster] The rich grow suppliant, and the poor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suppliantness — Suppliant Sup pli*ant, a. [F., p. pr. of supplier to entreat, L. supplicare. See {Supplicate}, and cf. {Supplicant}.] 1. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating. [1913 Webster] The rich grow suppliant, and the poor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • suppliant — adj. & n. adj. 1 supplicating. 2 expressing supplication. n. a supplicating person. Derivatives: suppliantly adv. Etymology: ME f. F supplier beseech f. L (as SUPPLICATE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • supplicatingly — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷, ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adverb Etymology: supplicating (present participle of supplicate) + ly : in a supplicating manner * * * suppˈlicatingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Petitory — Pet i*to*ry, a. [L. petitorius, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask: cf. F. p[ e]titore.] Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] {Petitory suit} or {Petitory action} (Admiralty Law), a suit in which the mere title to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petitory action — Petitory Pet i*to*ry, a. [L. petitorius, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask: cf. F. p[ e]titore.] Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] {Petitory suit} or {Petitory action} (Admiralty Law), a suit in which the mere… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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