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Synonyms for pray
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pray(verb)

    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, pray(verb)

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

    Synonyms:
    implore, solicit, beg, tap

Wiktionary

  1. pray(verb)

    Antonyms:
    curse

  2. pray(verb)

    please; used to make a polite request.

    Antonyms:
    curse

  3. pray(verb)

    Antonyms:
    curse

  4. pray(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pray(v. a.)

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

  2. pray(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pray(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce pray?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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