Pray is defined as to ask for something or to offer thanks or praise to a god, goddess or other deity.(verb)
An example of to pray is asking God to bless a meal you're about to eat.
See pray in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME preien < OFr preier < LL precare, for L precari < prex (gen. precis), prayer < IE *pre-, var. of base *per-, question > Ger frage, question
See pray in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb prayed, pray·ing, prays verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English preien
Origin: , from Old French preier
Origin: , from Latin precārī
Origin: , from precē
Origin: , pl. of *prex, prayer; see prek- in Indo-European roots.
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