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pray

 
 
pronunciation:
preI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prays, praying, prayed
definition 1: to speak to or make a request of one's god or a holy being.
Elena went to the church to pray.
 
similar words:
worship
definition 2: to request in a serious and sincere way, especially of one's god.
We prayed that the war would end soon.
similar words:
appeal
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