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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Supple


SUP'PLE, adjective

1. Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as supple joints; supple fingers.

2. Yielding; compliant; not obstinate.

If punishment--makes not the will supple it hardens the offender.

3. Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning.

4. That makes plaint; as supple government.

SUP'PLE, verb transitive To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather.

1. To make compliant.

A mother persisting till she had suppled the will of her daughter.

SUP'PLE, verb intransitive To become soft and pliant; as stones suppled into softness.