pray

To pray is to talk to a deity or god. Some people pray by asking for help or guidance.

Most religious believers pray in one way or another — some pray out loud, thanking God for the things they have. Others pray silently when they're afraid or worried, or in a group of worshipers at a church or temple. You can also pray in a non-religious way, by begging for something: "I pray you'll really listen to my explanation." Pray comes from the Old French preier, "to pray," with its Latin root word, precari, "ask earnestly, beg, or entreat."

Definitions of pray
  1. verb
    address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer
    pray to the Lord”
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    type of:
    commune
    communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity
  2. verb
    call upon in supplication; entreat
    synonyms: beg, implore
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    crave
    plead or ask for earnestly
    supplicate
    ask humbly (for something)
    importune, insist
    beg persistently and urgently
    besiege
    harass, as with questions or requests
    type of:
    plead
    appeal or request earnestly
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