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Definition 1: the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where supplication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the priest sank to his knees in prayer

Synonyms for supplication in the sense of this definition

(supplication is a kind of ...) the activity of worshipping

(... is a kind of supplication ) (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)

"he returned to his devotions"

(... is a kind of supplication ) the act of praying for divine protection

Definition 2: a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for supplication in the sense of this definition

(supplication is a kind of ...) reverent petition to a deity

(... is a kind of supplication ) a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church

(... is part of supplication) the act of public worship following prescribed rules

"the Sunday service"

Definition 3: a humble request for help from someone in authority - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for supplication in the sense of this definition

(supplication is a kind of ...) earnest or urgent request

"an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

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