Associations to the word «Pray»

Pictures for the word «Pray»


PRAY, verb. To petition or solicit help from a supernatural or higher being.
PRAY, verb. To humbly beg a person for aid or their time.
PRAY, verb. (religion) to communicate with God for any reason.
PRAY, verb. (obsolete) To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for.
PRAY, adverb. Please; used to make a polite request.
PRAY IN AID, verb. (intransitive) (now rare) To resort to the help (of); to call on the support (of), especially to help prove an argument.
PRAY IN AID, verb. (transitive) (chiefly legal) To ask for the help of (someone or something) in pleading a case; to make use of, adduce (something) in defence of a case, argument etc.
PRAY TELL, interjection. (archaic) Please explain (something the requester does not yet understand).
PRAY TELL, interjection. (idiomatic) (usually sarcastic) Expressing incredulity, please explain (some claim or position the speaker doubts).
PRAY TO THE PORCELAIN GOD, verb. (slang) To vomit into a toilet.

Dictionary definition

PRAY, verb. Address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer; "pray to the Lord".
PRAY, verb. Call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn