An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to say your prayers)
a. rezar
As a child, I used to pray every night before I went to bed.Cuando era niña, rezaba todas las noches antes de acostarme.
b. orar
Let us pray for his soul.Oremos por su alma.
2. (to hope strongly)
a. rezar
After one month of rain, we prayed for the sun.Después de un mes de lluvia, rezábamos para que saliera el sol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to hope strongly for)
a. esperar
I pray that she doesn't tell anyone my secret.Espero que no le cuente a nadie mi secreto.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g., cat, groovy).
(to beg)
a. rogar
Pray show me the letter.Le ruego que me enseñe la carta.
b. suplicar
The defendant prayed the jury to believe his story.El acusado suplicó al jurado que creyera su historia.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. rezar, orar
to pray to Godrezar a Dios
to pray for something/somebodyrezar por algo/alguien
2. (fig)
to pray for good weather/rainrezar para que haga buen tiempo/llueva
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pray [preɪ]
intransitive verb
(say prayers) rezar; orar
let us pray oremos; to pray to God rogar a Dios; to pray for sth/sb rezar or rogar por algo/algn; to pray for sb's soul rezar por el alma de algn; we prayed for rain rezamos para que lloviera; she's past praying for! ¡con ella ya no hay nada que hacer!; ¡no tiene salvación!
transitive verb
rogar; suplicar
let me go, I pray you! ¡suélteme, se lo suplico!; to pray sb to do sth rogar a algn que haga algo; we pray that it won't happen rezamos para que no ocurra; I was praying that he wouldn't notice le pedía a Dios que no lo notara
pray be seated siéntense, por favor; pray tell me ... le ruego decirme ...; and what, pray, were you doing last night? ¿y qué estabas tú haciendo anoche, si puede saberse?
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