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English verb: supplicate

1. supplicate (communication) ask humbly (for something)

SamplesHe supplicated the King for clemency.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beg, implore, pray

Verb groupsupplicate, supplicate

2. supplicate (communication) make a humble, earnest petition

SamplesSupplicate for permission.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)petition

Verb groupsupplicate

3. supplicate (communication) ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer

SamplesSupplicate God's blessing.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request

Verb groupsupplicate

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