from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
- transitive v. To make a humble entreaty to; beseech.
- intransitive v. To make a humble, earnest petition; beg.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To humble oneself before another in making a request; to beg.
- v. To plead with one's deity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To entreat for; to seek by earnest prayer; to ask for earnestly and humbly.
- transitive v. To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant.
- intransitive v. To make petition with earnestness and submission; to implore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beg for; seek or invoke by earnest prayer: as, to supplicate a blessing.
- To address or appeal to in prayer: as, to supplicate the throne of grace.
- Synonyms Request, Beg, etc. See ask, and list under solicit.
- To entreat humbly; beseech; implore; petition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. ask humbly (for something)
- v. ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
- v. make a humble, earnest petition
_Erynnis_, from the indignation and perturbations they raise in the mind; _Eumenĭdes_, from their placability to such as supplicate them, as in the instance of Orestes, and Argos, upon his following the advice of
May I "supplicate" Rodriguez to purchase a copy of William Strunk and E.B. White's
Rabbi Akibah took one bite of the divine bounty, and proposed that God set up a restaurant where families might convene and supplicate praise onto his Name while enjoying shrimp-avocado tacos and flame-broiled hanger steak fresh off the grill.
Another Republican has had to supplicate to Rush Limbaugh.
On top of that, you have to supplicate in front of a officer whose salary is paid out of the money that you pay as a tax payer.
Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plow, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth?
Islam teaches that the individual who commits suicide has so offended his or her Creator that believers are not allowed to supplicate on behalf of his soul.
Our ingrained habit is to smile, to appease, to placate, to supplicate and to accept the behavior of the powerful, especially when we stand next to them.
Suppose the state of Virginia had humbly to supplicate counties for tax revenue, Randolph asked, what would be the result of such applications for voluntary contributions?
And I am not the sort to supplicate myself to my work.