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Definitions of pray

  1. To ask with earnestness, as for a favour; to petition; to address the Supreme Being with adoration. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To address devoutly, as God. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To request; to ask earnestly for. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To ask earnestly and reverently, as in worship: to supplicate:-pr.p. praying; pa.t. and pa.p. prayed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To ask earnestly; speak to God with humility and reverence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To ask earnestly: to entreat: to petition or address God. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To make request with earnestness or zeal, as for something desired; to make entreaty or supplication; to offer prayer to a deity or divine being as a religious act; specifically, to address the Supreme Being with adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To ask earnestly; supplicate; entreat God. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To supplicate; to entreat; to ask with reverence and urgency; to petition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To entreat; to ask with earnestness; to supplicate; to address or petition the Supreme Being; to ask with reverence and humility. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Praying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Prayer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Prayed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for pray

  1. Pray be sure that I shall not change. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. Another day I shall tell you everything, so pray take me for what I am to- day, and ask no questions. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
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