Ask and refuse

supplicate
(v)
SUP-li-cate
Meaning

petition humbly; beg to grant a favor

1st Sample Sentence

That professor is a harsh marker: after every examination, there is a crowd of desperate looking students outside her office, waiting to supplicate her.

Root

sub (under, up to)#placare (to calm, appease) (Latin)

Synonyms

entreat, importune, solicit, supplicate

Mnemonics

if you SUPPLICATE God will SUPPLY supplicate, suppliant, supple, supplicant are all related terms.

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