outpray

verb
out·​pray | \ ˌau̇t-ˈprā How to pronounce outpray (audio) \
outprayed; outpraying; outprays

Definition of outpray

transitive verb

: to pray more or more effectively than : to outdo or surpass in praying My gentleman gives the law where he is; he will outpray saints in chapel, outgeneral veterans in the field, and outshine all courtesy in the hall.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

First Known Use of outpray

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Outpray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpray. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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