To cry to

to call on in prayer; to implore.
- Shak.

See also: Cry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Babies evolved to cry to get their needs met and adults evolved to be aroused by the sound.
It is quite natural to want to cry to show many different emotions.
First, a review of the ethnographic literature on reactions to bereavement (Rosenblatt, Walsh & Jackson, 1976) found differences between societies in the extent to which crying occurs and, in 60 societies in which both sexes could be rated, there were 28 in which women cried more and 32 in which men and women were judged to cry to the same extent.