HyperDic: pray

English > 2 senses of the word pray:
VERBcommunicationprayaddress a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship
communicationpray, beg, implorecall upon in supplication
pray > pronunciation
Soundsprey'
Rhymesashtray ... x-ray / X-ray: 35 rhymes with rey...
English > pray: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningaddress a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
Example"pray to the Lord"
BroadercommuneCommunicate intimately with
Spanishorar, rezar, rogar
Catalanpregar, resar
Nounsprayerthe act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
prayera fixed text / text used in praying
prayerreverent petition to a deity
prayersomeone who prays to God
English > pray: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningCall upon in supplication; entreat.
PatternSomebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey pray to move
Synonymsbeg, implore
Narrowercraveplead or ask for earnestly
importune, insistbeg persistently and urgently
supplicateask humbly (for something)
Broaderpleadappeal or request earnestly
Spanishimplorar, rezar, rogar, suplicar
Catalanimplorar, pregar, resar, suplicar

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