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PRAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pray mean? 

PRAY (verb)
  The verb PRAY has 2 senses:

1. address God; say a prayer
2. call upon in supplication; entreat

  Familiarity information: PRAY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRAY (verb)


Sense 1pray [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Address God; say a prayer

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "pray" is one way to...):

commune (communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to somebody


Sense 2pray [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Call upon in supplication; entreat

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

beg; implore; pray

Context example:

I beg you to stop!

Hypernyms (to "pray" is one way to...):

plead (appeal or request earnestly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pray"):

crave (plead or ask for earnestly)

supplicate (ask humbly (for something))

importune; insist (beg persistently and urgently)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They pray to move


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