Meaning of “pray” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] uk us /preɪ/

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.

B2 to hope very much that something will happen:

We're just praying for rain.

(Definition of “pray” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)