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English Dictionary: supplicate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
supplicate
v
  1. ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"
  2. make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"
  3. ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
      2. To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant; as, to
            supplicate the Deity.
  
      Syn: To beseech; entreat; beg; petition; implore; importune;
               solicit; crave. See {Beseech}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Supplicate \Sup"pli*cate\, v. i.
      To make petition with earnestness and submission; to implore.
  
               A man can not brook to supplicate or beg. --Bacon.
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