Definition and Meanings for pray
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Part of Speech of pray
noun, verb, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb
Etymology of pray
Meaning of pray
as noun, verb
- see pry.
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to make request with earnestness or zeal, as for something desired; to make entreaty or supplication; to offer prayer to a deity or divine being as a religious act; specifically, to address the supreme being with adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving.
as transitive verb
- to address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech.
- to ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for.
- to effect or accomplish by praying; as, to pray a soul out of purgatory.