Translation of pray in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /preɪ/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • rezar*, orar [formal] let us pray oremos [formal] they pray to many deities rezan a muchos dioses to pray for sb/sth rezar* or rogar* por algn/algo they prayed for the victims/their souls rezaron or rogaron por las víctimas/sus almas let us pray to God for strength pidámosle or roguémosle a Dios que nos dé fuerzas to pray for rain rezar* para que llueva let's pray for an easy paper recemos para que nos toque un examen fácil to be past praying for no tener* salvación

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Religion/Religión] she prayed that God might help them rogó a Dios que los ayudara I pray (to) God he's all right Dios quiera que no le haya pasado nada 1.2 (beg, request) [archaic] rogar*, suplicar*
    More example sentences
    • People pray to these deities because they have an adoration for the deity and have a feeling of awe about it.
    • So my advice is: pray more, sin less and live the life that God is calling you to live.
    • We can discharge this obligation by simply praying for him as we pray for our dear ones and our own very selves.


  • [archaic] pray be seated por favor tomen asiento and what, pray (tell), is the point of this? ¿y qué sentido tiene esto, si se puede saber?

Definition of pray in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day musaraña
shrew …
Cultural fact of the day

Do you know what 'arpilleras' are? They are pieces of appliquéd textile folk art, common in South America. Doll characters and animals create a three-dimensional effect representing scenes from daily life. Arpilleras became a symbol of protest for mothers, sisters, and daughters of Chilean desaparecidos, as well as a source of income, during the dictatorship of General Pinochet.