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pray

 
 
pronunciation:
preI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: prays, praying, prayed
definition 1: to reach out to and join with one's god through quiet speech or directed thought.
Devout Muslims pray five times a day.
 
similar words:
adore, meditate
definition 2: to address a hope or request to one's god or some other spiritual being.
The farmers prayed for rain.She prayed to God for forgiveness.
synonyms:
appeal
similar words:
beg, beseech, entreat, petition, worship
definition 3: to ask a thing in a serious and sincere manner.
"I pray you will treat this rare book with care," said the librarian.
similar words:
appeal, beg, beseech, entreat, petition
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