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English noun: supplication

1. supplication (communication) a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service


Broader (hypernym)orison, petition, prayer

Narrower (hyponym)rogation

Part meronymdivine service, religious service, service

2. supplication (communication) a humble request for help from someone in authority


Broader (hypernym)appeal, entreaty, prayer

3. supplication (act) the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)

SamplesThe priest sank to his knees in prayer.


Broader (hypernym)worship

Narrower (hyponym)benediction, blessing, devotion

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