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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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