supplicant

If you pray every night to be accepted to your dream college, you can call yourself a supplicant, or a person who asks humbly for something.

A supplicant can be a fervently religious person who prays to God for help with a problem, and it can also be someone who begs earnestly for something he or she wants. A younger brother entreating his sister to be allowed in her tree house could be described as a supplicant. The Latin root word is supplicantem, "plead humbly."

Definitions of supplicant
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n someone who prays to God

Synonyms:
prayer
Types:
beadsman, bedesman
a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
Type of:
religious person
a person who manifests devotion to a deity

n one praying humbly for something

Synonyms:
petitioner, requester, suppliant
Types:
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besieger
an energetic petitioner
postulant
one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order
canvasser, solicitor
a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
fundraiser
someone who solicits financial contributions
Type of:
applicant, applier
a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

adj humbly entreating

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