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prayer



noun
1. the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving) (Freq. 5)
- the priest sank to his knees in prayer
Syn:
supplication
Derivationally related forms:
pray
Hypernyms:
worship
Hyponyms:
devotion, blessing, benediction
2. reverent petition to a deity (Freq. 4)
Syn:
petition, orison
Derivationally related forms:
pray
Hypernyms:
request, asking
Hyponyms:
prayer wheel, benediction, blessing, collect, commination,
commination, grace, thanksgiving, intercession, invocation,
supplication, requiescat
3. earnest or urgent request (Freq. 2)
- an entreaty to stop the fighting
- an appeal for help
- an appeal to the public to keep calm
Syn:
entreaty, appeal
Derivationally related forms:
appeal (for: appeal)
Hypernyms:
request, asking
Hyponyms:
adjuration, demagoguery, demagogy, supplication, plea,
solicitation, suit, courtship, wooing, courting
4. a fixed text used in praying (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms:
pray
Hypernyms:
sacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious text
Hyponyms:
Agnus Dei, Mass, Shema
Instance Hyponyms:
Angelus, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Canticle of Simeon, Nunc dimittis,
Evening Prayer, evensong, Kol Nidre, Litany, Lord's Prayer
5. someone who prays to God
Syn:
supplicant
Derivationally related forms:
pray
Hypernyms:
religious person
Hyponyms:
beadsman, bedesman

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