What are some opposite words for pray?

Antonyms for pray
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Wiktionary

  1. prayverb

    Antonyms:
    curse

  2. prayverb

    please; used to make a polite request.

    Antonyms:
    curse

  3. prayverb

    Antonyms:
    curse

  4. prayverb

    Antonyms:
    curse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pray

    To pray, in the religious sense, is devoutly to address the Supreme Being with reverent petition for divine grace or any favor or blessing, and in the fullest sense with thanksgiving and praise for the divine goodness and mercy; the once common use of the word to express any earnest request, as "I pray you to come in," is now rare, unless in writings molded on older literature, or in certain phrases, as "Pray sit down;" even in these "please" is more common; "I beg you" is also frequently used, as expressing a polite humility of request. Beseech and entreat express great earnestness of petition; implore and supplicate denote the utmost fervency and intensity, supplicate implying also humility. Compare ASK; PLEAD.

    Synonyms:
    ask, beg, beseech, bid, call upon, conjure, entreat, implore, importune, invoke, petition, plead, request, supplicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pray

    Synonyms:
    beg, beseech, entreat, implore, solicit, supplicate, adjure, invoke, crave

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prayverb

    address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer

    "pray to the Lord"

    Synonyms:
    implore, beg

  2. beg, implore, prayverb

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

    Synonyms:
    implore, solicit, beg, tap

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prayverb

    Synonyms:
    invoke, supplicate, entreat, implore, beg, petition, intercede

How to use pray in a sentence?

  1. Adam Smith:

    At a time when our nation is hurting the President continues to forgo any effort to calm tensions, as we had all hoped he would. Instead he used force to remove peaceful protesters to stage a photo opportunity. Instead of taking a moment of silence in front of the historic St Johns' Episcopal Church to pray for the lives lost he gathered his cronies to take a picture. Instead of doing the right thing, he once again did the absolute wrong thing, i have serious concerns about using military forces to respond to protestors. The role of the U.S. military in domestic U.S. law enforcement is limited by law. It must not be used in violation of those limits and I see little evidence that President Trump understands this fundamental premise.

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

    Pray To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

  3. Jason Johnson:

    And I said that's simple: You don't have to do it on the stage, but you clearly stand there and remind people that 'tonight is not a reflection of the ideas, the issues, the vision, etc. But clearly we now have to pull back and pray and think about who we throw our support behind in order to reignite the promise of America -- because clearly it ain't me.'.

  4. RVM:

    Play More, Pray More; Get More, Give More…Live More!-RVM ‪

  5. Agnes Muilu:

    I just pray that he is safe or he was not on it.

How to pronounce pray?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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