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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"

    implore, beg

  2. beg, implore, pray(verb)

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

    implore, solicit, beg, tap


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  2. pray(verb)

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pray(v. a.)

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

  2. pray(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pray(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use pray in a sentence?

  1. Carrie Underwood:

    This has been a year marked by tragedy… including so many in our country music family, so tonight, we’re going to do what families do come together, pray together. Cry together and sing together too.

  2. Abu Meshaal:

    He said he can not come back to work because he felt so shy of other people, he is sitting home and can not even go to the mosque to pray because he is ashamed of his son. He doesn't want people to see him, so he is praying at home.

  3. Josh Billings:

    The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.

  4. Rick Santorum:

    I was sickened by it, just sickened by it, i pray for those girls, in particular. To have gone through that is just hard to think about.

  5. Jeri Wilson:

    Who goes to a fertility clinic except people who want children? So she left him there in hopes of somebody taking him home, to me that showed that she loved him. She put him somewhere that he would be found and cared for. I pray for her. And I thank God for her. And I want him to know that she loved him.

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