pray [-ed, -ing] v
ME preien < OFr preier < late L. precārī, entreat, pray.
- Worship; supplicate; petition God; address the Creator; communicate with Deity; kneel in humble entreaty to a Supreme Being; fulfill religious duty by reciting a devotional text.
- Ask; request; urge; entreat; beg; importune; plead; hope; wish; desire; want.
- Please; [elliptically] if you please; I ask you; I implore you.