Definition of supplication in US English:



  • The action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.

    ‘he fell to his knees in supplication’
    • ‘His gesture is somewhere between surrender and supplication.’
    • ‘They used to offer their supplications before these deities in rhymed prose and sought revelation.’
    • ‘Councils may be able to make their supplications to the State Government and Parliament but, in the end, they have to comply with the law.’
    • ‘The women's defiant attitude was the greatest surprise to the authorities who expected tears, supplications and general weakness.’
    • ‘He read out the text, directed the contract and made graceful supplications.’
    entreaty, plea, appeal, petition, solicitation, exhortation, urge, prayer, invocation, suit, request, application
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