What is the difference between Pray and Prey?




What is the difference between Pray and Prey? :


Pray : (verb)

(
1 ) Offer thanks, make request known, etc…

We prayed for the dying man.

They prayed to God for an end to their sufferings.

We prayed that she might recover soon.



Prey : (noun)

(
1 ) Animal, bird, etc…hunted and killed by another for food

The lion stalked its prey through the long grass.

(
2 ) Person who is exploited or harmed by another

Victim

She was easy prey for dishonest salesman.



Prey : (verb)

(
1 ) Trouble someone greatly

Fear of punishment preyed on his mind.

(
2 ) Hunt or catch as prey

Hawks were preying on small birds.

(
3 ) Make someone one’s victim

Exploit or attack

A trickster has been preying on rich windows for a long time.

The villagers were preyed on by bandits from the hills.











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