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  • 1 Pray — may refer to:* Prayer, an active effort to communicate with a deity or spirit * Pray (BI), a comune (municipality) in the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont * Pray (2005 film), a film produced by Satoshi Fukushima * Pray (2007… …

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  • 2 pray — vt: to ask for plaintiff pray s judgment against the defendants for actual damages used esp. in pleadings vi: to make a request of a court esp. in a complaint or petition complainant pray s for declaratory relief pray ing that the judgment be… …

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  • 3 Pray — Pray, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Praying}.] [OE. preien, OF. preier, F. prier, L. precari, fr. prex, precis, a prayer, a request; akin to Skr. prach to ask, AS. frignan, fr[=i]nan, fricgan, G. fragen, Goth. fra[ i]hnan. Cf.… …

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  • 4 Pray — Pray, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Praying}.] [OE. preien, OF. preier, F. prier, L. precari, fr. prex, precis, a prayer, a request; akin to Skr. prach to ask, AS. frignan, fr[=i]nan, fricgan, G. fragen, Goth. fra[ i]hnan. Cf.… …

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  • 5 Pray — Pray, v. t. 1. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech. [1913 Webster] And as this earl was preyed, so did he. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] We pray you . . . by ye reconciled to God. 2 Cor. v. 20. [1913… …

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  • 6 Pray — Pray …

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  • 7 pray-in — /pray in /, n. a form of social protest in which demonstrators engage in passive resistance and prayer: popular esp. in the 1970s. [1960 65; PRAY + IN3] * * * pray in «PRAY IHN», noun. a gathering of people to listen to sermons, improvise prayers …

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  • 8 Pray — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pray País …

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  • 9 Pray — Студийный альбом Crematory Дата выпуска 1 февраля 2008 Жанры …

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  • 10 pray — (v.) late 13c., ask earnestly, beg, also pray to a god or saint, from O.Fr. preier (c.900), from L. precari ask earnestly, beg, from *prex (plural preces, gen. precis) prayer, request, entreaty, from PIE root *prek to ask, request, entreat (Cf.… …

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  • 11 pray — [prā] vt. [ME preien < OFr preier < LL precare, for L precari < prex (gen. precis), prayer < IE * prek̑ , var. of base * perk̑ , question > Ger frage, question] 1. to implore or beseech: now seldom used except as the elliptical… …

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  • 12 Pray — Pray, n. & v. See {Pry}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 pray-in — /pray in /, n. a form of social protest in which demonstrators engage in passive resistance and prayer: popular esp. in the 1970s. [1960 65; PRAY + IN3] * * * …

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  • 14 pray — pray; pray·ing·ly; …

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  • 15 pray — ► VERB 1) address a prayer to God or another deity. 2) wish or hope earnestly for a particular outcome. ► ADVERB formal or archaic ▪ used in polite requests or questions: pray continue. ORIGIN Old French preier, from Latin precari entreat …

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  • 16 pray — plead, petition, appeal, sue (see under PRAYER) Analogous words: supplicate, entreat, beseech, implore, *beg …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 pray — [v] plead; call upon for help, answer adjure, appeal, ask, beseech, brace, commune with, crave, cry for, entreat, implore, importune, invocate, invoke, petition, recite, request, say, solicit, sue, supplicate, urge; concepts 48,367 …

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  • 18 Pray — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pray (homonymie). 47° 40′ 37″ N 1° 07′ 04″ E …

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  • 19 pray — 01. In my culture, we [pray] to our ancestors every day. 02. The old woman went to church to [pray] for a miracle. 03. He is a practising Muslim, and [prays] five times a day. 04. Everyone in the church bowed down their heads in [prayer]. 05. The …

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  • 20 pray — pray1 W3S3 [preı] v [I and T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preier, from Latin precari, from prex request, prayer ] 1.) to speak to God in order to ask for help or give thanks →↑prayer ▪ They went to the mosque to pray. pray for ▪ …

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