English Grammar Basic Similar words

The difference between “pray” and “prey”

The difference between“pray“y“socket“

“Pray“y“prey“they are easy to confuse because they sound identical (that is, they are perfect homonyms). However, their meanings are very different.

“Pray“ means to address God or an object of worship (to say a prayer)

  • Pray for forgiveness.

“Prey on“ means to hunt.

  • The sea bass prey on the sand eels.

“Prey“ is the target of an attack.

  • Sand eels are a common prey of sea bass.

More about“Pray“and“Prey“

“Pray“y“socket“they are common words, so your readers will expect you to use the correct one.


“Pray“it is a verb. It means“address God or another deity or object of worship“. In other words, it means“say a prayer“.

Example sentences with“pray“:

  • Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man. (Cardinal Francis Spellman) ✔️
  • You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body. (Roman poet Juvenal, AD 55-127) ✔️


“Socket“it can be a verb or a noun. as a verb,“to pred on something“means“hunt something“o“blow up something (usually a person)“. As a noun,“socket“it is what is hunted or exploited.

Example sentences with“socket“:

  • Skuas like to prey on Cape Petrel eggs, but Cape Petrels will aggressively defend their nests by ejecting stomach oil at intruders. ✔️
  • As well as having a keen sense of smell and being able to feel vibrations, sharks can see well (even at night), so they never have trouble finding their prey. ✔️

Terms with“Pray“and“Prey“

Here are some common terms with“pray“y“socket“:


  • Pray to God
  • Pray tell
  • Pray on (a mat)
  • Praying mantis
  • “Pray“by Take That


  • Fall prey to
  • Prey on (a deer)

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