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A supplemental description of 'supplication'

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Don't make us beg, now!

But, if you're so inclined, you're forcing us to supplicate. This #WAFFword is used when being humble, or when beseeching, and yes, even when praying.

If someone says they will get on their knees and beg for something, they are said to be a supplicant.

A plea for forgiveness; a request for contrition - these are all acts of supplication.

The origins of the word stretch as far back as the early 15th century, from the Latin supplicatus.

Read more synonyms and background to the word "supplicate" from Dictionary.com.

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