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SUPPLICATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does supplication mean? 

SUPPLICATION (noun)
  The noun SUPPLICATION has 3 senses:

1. a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
2. a humble request for help from someone in authority
3. the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)

  Familiarity information: SUPPLICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPLICATION (noun)


Sense 1supplication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

invocation; supplication

Hypernyms ("supplication" is a kind of...):

orison; petition; prayer (reverent petition to a deity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "supplication"):

rogation (a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church)

Holonyms ("supplication" is a part of...):

divine service; religious service; service (the act of public worship following prescribed rules)


Sense 2supplication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A humble request for help from someone in authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

plea; supplication

Hypernyms ("supplication" is a kind of...):

appeal; entreaty; prayer (earnest or urgent request)


Sense 3supplication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

prayer; supplication

Context example:

the priest sank to his knees in prayer

Hypernyms ("supplication" is a kind of...):

worship (the activity of worshipping)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "supplication"):

devotion ((usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently))

benediction; blessing (the act of praying for divine protection)


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