Shakespeare says "i pray thee" what does it mean?

when shakespeare says in his plays "I pray thee" what does it mean in our english?

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ANSWER #1 of 2

I pray thee= I'm asking you.

It is a piece of writing that uses 'pray' in its archaic meaning of 'implore.'

So, it is basically saying "I implore you" or "I beg you."


ANSWER #2 of 2

I pray thee is basically please



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