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English verb: pray

1. pray (communication) address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer


SamplesPray to the Lord.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)commune

2. pray (communication) call upon in supplication; entreat


SamplesI beg you to stop!.


ExamplesThey pray to move


Synonymsbeg, implore


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)plead


Narrower (hyponym)crave, importune, insist, supplicate









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