pray synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term pray:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. prayverb

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

    Synonyms:
    implore, beg

  2. beg, implore, prayverb

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    Synonyms:
    pray, implore, solicit, beg, tap

Wiktionary

  1. prayverb

    Antonyms:
    curse

  2. prayverb

    please; used to make a polite request.

    Antonyms:
    curse

  3. prayverb

    To humbly beg a person for aid or their time.

    Antonyms:
    curse

  4. prayverb

    to talk to God for any reason.

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. hope

    Submitted by anonymous on September 1, 2020

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prayverb

    Synonyms:
    ask (earnestly), request, entreat, beseech, supplicate, implore, beg, petition, invoke, conjure, ADJURE, call upon

  2. prayverb

    Synonyms:
    supplicate, entreat, petition, beg, importune, prefer a petition or request

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

requests, praying, prayer, prions, request, prayers, prion, prayed



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