pray
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pray(
prey
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to say your prayers)
2. (to hope strongly)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to hope strongly for)
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to beg)
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pray
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. rezar, orar
to pray to Godrezar a Dios
to pray for something/somebodyrezar por algo/alguien
2. (fig)
a.
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
interjection
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?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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