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pray

 
 
pronunciation:
preI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prays, praying, prayed
definition 1: to ask for something in a serious or sincere manner.
"I pray you will treat this rare book with care," said the librarian.
similar words:
appeal, beg, beseech, entreat, petition
definition 2: to thank, ask, or speak to God or some other spiritual being.
Devout Muslims pray five times a day.
 
synonyms:
appeal
similar words:
beg, beseech, entreat, petition, worship
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