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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
pray (verb)
transitive verb
1.
- entreat implore often used as a function word in introducing a question, request, or plea pray be careful
2.
intransitive verb
to get or bring by - praying
1.
to make a request in a humble manner
2.
to address God or a god with adoration, confession, supplication, or thanksgiving
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
pray (verb)
to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner
SYNONIMS:
appeal (to), beseech, besiege, conjure, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, petition, plead (to), pray, solicit, supplicate
RELATED WORDS:
bludge [], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, require
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hint, imply, intimate, suggest; appease, conciliate, gratify, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content, quiet
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