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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

Editors Contribution

  1. hope

    Submitted by anonymous on September 1, 2020  

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 for "pray":

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

How to pronounce pray?

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US English
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Karen
Australian
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Indian

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How to use pray in a sentence?

  1. Abdurrahmann Murad:

    The rain has been falling, and we pray to God (the fire) doesn't come back toward the city.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    I look so old, John Boehner's already invited Netanyahu to speak at my funeral, being president is never easy. I still have to fix the broken immigration system. Issue veto threats. Negotiate with Iran. All while finding time to pray five times a day.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P) POEM- WHEN GOOD COPS DIE I ASK THE LORD WHY- WHY DO THEY NEED TO GO WHEN OUR COUNTRY, AMERICA NEEDS THEM SO! (2) IT WAS THE OFFICER AT THE CAPITOL, A RAGE OF ATTACKERS ON THEIR FELLOW MAN. NOW THE OFFICER IN BOULDER, HIS DEATH COULD NOT BE COLDER. (3) MY HEART HURTS FOR THEIR FAMILY. THE HOME WILL NEVER BE WHAT IT USED TO BE.I MUST PRAY, SAY A PRAYER FOR THEIR FAMILY. AMERICA WILL NEVER RID ITSELF OF SUCH HATE FULL TRAGEDY.

  4. Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan:

    We also pray particularly for those being treated in hospital, and their families, many of whom are traveling today to the U.S.

  5. Grover Norquist:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER The United States largest employer, Walmart -- its latest sales were not down, but up. It revised its profit forecast not down, but up. Macroeconomic Advisors, Macroeconomic Advisors, just revised its economic growth projections -- no, not down, but up. And the Atlanta Fed just revised its economic growth projections -- again, not down, but up. In the real economy, the President Trump administrations pro-enterprise agenda is working. Lower taxes and less regulation gave businesses the confidence to invest. That means more innovation and higher worker productivity. That means more jobs are created, and workers are paid more because theyre producing more. The latest jobs report saw 164,000 jobs added in July, bringing the labor force to 163.4 million - a record high. With President President Trump, we have the lowest unemployment for 50 years, and the lowest on record for African-American and Hispanic workers. And just published -- the lowest summer youth unemployment in 53 years. Yes, the lowest since 1966. On workers pay, new data the other week showed that earnings rose 4.5 percentin 2017 and 5 percentin 2018, even higher than previously reported - and miles ahead of inflation. While President Trump pray for a recession and Wall Street plays around with the fake economy, the real economy is booming. So is everything just fine and dandy, with nothing to worry about. Can President President Trump and President Trump team just sit back and ride the economic wave all the way to reelection next year ? Not at all. Theres no question that the rest of the world is doing poorly. China, Germany and the UK -- their economies are all heading in the wrong direction. So what should President Trump do to keep our economy moving ahead ? Its no use just yelling at the Fed -- theres a limit to what they can do. But there are two big things the president can do, on his own initiative, without Congress or anyone else. First is something we told you about in June, a positive and practical idea from Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform.Get rid of the tax on inflation, and youll see trillions of dollars redeployed to highest and best use.

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