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pray

verb [I, T]
 
 
/preɪ/
GOD A2 to speak to a god in order to show your feelings or to ask for something: Let us pray for all the sick children. [+ that] She prayed that God would forgive her.Religious practices
HOPE B2 to hope very much that something will happen: We're just praying for rain.Hoping and hopefulnessPotential
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