petition [puh-tish-uhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun, verb|
request, requisition; claim (demand); petition, suit, prayer; begging letter, round robin., motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe; imprecation; rogation; proposal, proposition., orison (worship); incantation (spell)., mendicancy; asking, begging; postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation.
request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; apply to, call to, put to; call upon, call for; make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition; make application, make a requisition; ask trouble, ask one for; claim (demand); offer up prayers (worship); whistle for., beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore; conjure, adjure; obtest; cry to, kneel to, appeal to; invoke, evoke; impetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for; cry aloud, cry for help; fall on one's knees; throw oneself at the feet of; come down on one's marrowbones., beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging; mendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread., dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door., bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court; seek, bid for (offer) [more]; publish the banns.
requesting; precatory; suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory; postulant; obsecratory., importunate, clamorous, urgent; cap in hand; on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones.
prithee, do, please, pray; be so good as, be good enough; have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please.
Dieu vous garde; dirigenos Domine.
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|Category:||4. Acts of religion|
worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration., prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, intercession, orison, holy breathing; petition (request); collect, litany, Lord's prayer, paternoster; beadroll; latria, dulia, hyperdulia, vigils; revival; cult; anxious meeting, camp meeting; ebenezer, virginal., thanksgiving; giving thanks, returning thanks; grace, praise, glorification, benediction, doxology, hosanna; hallelujah, allelujah; Te Deum, non nobis Domine, nunc dimittis; paean; benschen; Ave Maria, O Salutaris, Sanctus, The Annunciation, Tersanctus, Trisagion., psalm, psalmody; hymn, plain song, chant, chaunt, response, anthem, motet; antiphon, antiphony., oblation, sacrifice, incense, libation; burnt offering, heave offering, votive offering; offertory., discipline; self-discipline, self-examination, self-denial; fasting., divine service, office, duty; exercises; morning prayer; mass, matins, evensong, vespers; undernsong, tierce; holyday (rites)., worshipper, congregation, communicant, celebrant.
worship, lift up the heart, aspire; revere; adore, do service, pay homage; humble oneself, kneel; bow the knee, bend the knee; fall down, fall on one's knees; prostrate oneself, bow down and worship., pray, invoke, supplicate; put up, offer up prayers, offer petitions; beseech (ask); say one's prayers, tell one's beads., return thanks, give thanks; say grace, bless, praise, laud, glorify, magnify, sing praises; give benediction, lead the choir, intone; deacon, deacon off [U.S.], propitiate, offer sacrifice, fast, deny oneself; vow, offer vows, give alms,, work out one's salvation; go to church; attend service, attend mass; communicate (rite).
worshipping; devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemn; fervid (heartfelt).
"making their lives a prayer" [Whitter]; ora et labora; "prayers ardent open heaven" [Young].
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