Wiktionary:Word of the day/2022/August 6

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Word of the day
for August 6
supplicate v
  1. (transitive)
    1. To make a humble request to (someone, especially a person in authority); to beg, to beseech, to entreat.
      1. (specifically, Oxford University, archaic) Of a member of the university, or an alumnus or alumna of another university seeking a degree ad eundem: to make a formal request (to the university) that an academic degree be awarded to oneself.
      2. (specifically, religion) To make a humble request to (a deity or other spiritual being) in a prayer; to entreat as a supplicant.
    2. To ask or request (something) humbly and sincerely, especially from a person in authority; to beg or entreat for.
  2. (intransitive)
    1. To humbly request for something, especially to someone in a position of authority; to beg, to beseech, to entreat.
      1. (specifically, Oxford University) Of a member of the university, or an alumnus or alumna of another university seeking a degree ad eundem: to formally request that an academic degree be awarded to oneself.
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