- To utter or address a prayer or prayers to God, a god, or another object of worship.
- To make a fervent request or entreaty.
- To utter or say a prayer or prayers to; address by prayer.
- To ask (someone) imploringly; beseech. Now often used elliptically for I pray you to introduce a request or entreaty: Pray be careful.
- To make a devout or earnest request for: I pray your permission to speak.
- To move or bring by prayer or entreaty.