- vt. 恳求，哀求；恳请
- vi. 哀求；恳请；祈求
来自拉丁语 supplicare,乞求，乞讨，来自 sub,向下，-plic,弯，转，词源同 complicate,triplicate. -ate,动词后缀。
- supplicate:  Someone who supplicates is etymologically ‘bending or folding up underneath’ – hence ‘kneeling down to pray’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin supplicāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub- ‘down, underneath’ and plicāre ‘fold’ (a relative of English fold). Also formed from sub- and the base *plic- was Latin supplex ‘bending under’, hence ‘submissive’, from which English gets supple .
=> complicate, fold, ply, supple
- supplicate (v.)
- early 15c., "beg for, beseech," back-formation from supplication or else from Latin supplicatus, past participle of supplicare "plead humbly, beseech, kneel down." Related: Supplicated; supplicating.