flagitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin flagitatus, past participle of flagitare to demand. See flagitious.

Verb[edit]

flagitate (third-person singular simple present flagitates, present participle flagitating, simple past and past participle flagitated)

  1. (archaic) To importune; to demand fiercely or with passion.
    • Thomas Carlyle
      Holy Virgin stood in the main Convent of Glatz, in rather a threadbare condition, when the Prussians first approached; the Jesuits, and ardently Orthodox of both sexes, flagitating Heaven and her with their prayers, that she would vouchsafe to keep the Prussians out.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

flāgitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of flāgitō