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Orar and Adore, Orate

Orar (Span­ish “to pray”) comes from the Latin Orare (“to speak for­mal­ly; pray”). From the same root, we get two sim­i­lar Eng­lish words, each of which takes on one of the two Latin sens­es: orate and adore, which adds in the ad- (“to­wards”) pre­fix.

The o‑r root is clear­ly vis­i­ble in all.

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