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SUPPLICATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does supplicate mean? 

SUPPLICATE (verb)
  The verb SUPPLICATE has 3 senses:

1. ask humbly (for something)
2. make a humble, earnest petition
3. ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer

  Familiarity information: SUPPLICATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPLICATE (verb)


Sense 1supplicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask humbly (for something)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He supplicated the King for clemency

Hypernyms (to "supplicate" is one way to...):

beg; implore; pray (call upon in supplication; entreat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2supplicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a humble, earnest petition

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

supplicate for permission

Hypernyms (to "supplicate" is one way to...):

petition (write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3supplicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

supplicate God's blessing

Hypernyms (to "supplicate" is one way to...):

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


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