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pray/ˈpreɪ/verb
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pray
/ˈpreɪ/
verb
praysprayedpraying
Learner's definition of PRAY  
: to speak to God especially in order to give thanks or to ask for something
[no object]
— often + for
[+ object]
   b  : to hope or wish very much for something to happen
[no object]
— usually + for
[+ object]
[+ object]old-fashioned  : to seriously ask (someone) to do something — used to introduce a question or request in a polite or deliberately old-fashioned way
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