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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpray was in 1597

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“Outpray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpray. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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