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  3  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  ask  humbly  (for  something) 

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