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  1. prayverb


  2. prayverb

    please; used to make a polite request.


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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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pray

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prayverb

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

    "pray to the Lord"

    implore, beg

  2. beg, implore, prayverb

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

    implore, solicit, beg, tap

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prayverb

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

  2. prayverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prayverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pray":

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

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  1. Jeremy Vuolo:

    I am praying that the baby will look like, act like, talk like, be like Jinger, and so I’ve asked everyone else to pray as well, i was a little terror as a child, so I’m hoping that the little one will be as much like Jinger as possible.

  2. Judd Deere:

    The White House grieves the loss of life that occurred yesterday and extends sympathies to their families and loved ones. We also continue to pray for a speedy recovery for those who suffered injury.

  3. Rabbi Loren Jacobs:

    I pray that you would comfort all those who are mourning because of those who were wounded and killed, lord, please work so that instead of division in our nation there is unity and peace.

  4. Jason Kinkle:

    [Kiira’s sisters] pray every night her owies go away, but I don't think they know the severity of it.

  5. Deshawn Yeldell:

    When I pray to God for help, honestly believing God will help me whether the problem has been fixed or not, I truly accept what the almighty has done for me, knowing it will be for the best, oh, my faithfulness is overflowed with faith and my faith has faith within all of my good deeds in a naughty world; that is faith enclose in faith. -MillYentei

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