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pros·ti·tute

 (prŏs′tĭ-to͞ot′, -tyo͞ot′)
n.
1. A person who engages in prostitution.
2. A person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain.
tr.v. pros·ti·tut·ed, pros·ti·tut·ing, pros·ti·tutes
1. To offer (oneself or another) for sexual activity in exchange for money.
2. To devote (oneself or one's talent, for example) to an unworthy purpose, especially for personal gain.

[Latin prōstitūta, from feminine past participle of prōstituere, to prostitute : prō-, in front; see pro-1 + statuere, to cause to stand; see stā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

pros′ti·tu′tor n.

prostitute

(ˈprɒstɪˌtjuːt)
n
1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
2. a man who engages in such activity, esp in homosexual practices
3. a person who offers his talent or work for unworthy purposes
vb (tr)
4. to offer (oneself or another) in sexual intercourse for money
5. to offer (a person, esp oneself, or a person's talent) for unworthy purposes
[C16: from Latin prōstituere to expose to prostitution, from prō- in public + statuere to cause to stand]
ˌprostiˈtution n
ˈprostiˌtutor n

pros•ti•tute

(ˈprɒs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut)

n., v. -tut•ed, -tut•ing. n.
1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot.
2. a man who engages in sexual acts for money.
3. a person who willingly uses his or her talent or ability in a base and unworthy way, usu. for money.
v.t.
4. to sell or offer (oneself) as a prostitute.
5. to put (one's talent or ability) to unworthy use.
[1520–30; < Latin prōstitūta, n. use of feminine of prōstitūtus, past participle of prōstituere to expose (for sale) =prō- pro-1 + -stituere, comb. form of statuere to cause to stand]

prostitute


Past participle: prostituted
Gerund: prostituting

Imperative
prostitute
prostitute
Present
I prostitute
you prostitute
he/she/it prostitutes
we prostitute
you prostitute
they prostitute
Preterite
I prostituted
you prostituted
he/she/it prostituted
we prostituted
you prostituted
they prostituted
Present Continuous
I am prostituting
you are prostituting
he/she/it is prostituting
we are prostituting
you are prostituting
they are prostituting
Present Perfect
I have prostituted
you have prostituted
he/she/it has prostituted
we have prostituted
you have prostituted
they have prostituted
Past Continuous
I was prostituting
you were prostituting
he/she/it was prostituting
we were prostituting
you were prostituting
they were prostituting
Past Perfect
I had prostituted
you had prostituted
he/she/it had prostituted
we had prostituted
you had prostituted
they had prostituted
Future
I will prostitute
you will prostitute
he/she/it will prostitute
we will prostitute
you will prostitute
they will prostitute
Future Perfect
I will have prostituted
you will have prostituted
he/she/it will have prostituted
we will have prostituted
you will have prostituted
they will have prostituted
Future Continuous
I will be prostituting
you will be prostituting
he/she/it will be prostituting
we will be prostituting
you will be prostituting
they will be prostituting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prostituting
you have been prostituting
he/she/it has been prostituting
we have been prostituting
you have been prostituting
they have been prostituting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prostituting
you will have been prostituting
he/she/it will have been prostituting
we will have been prostituting
you will have been prostituting
they will have been prostituting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prostituting
you had been prostituting
he/she/it had been prostituting
we had been prostituting
you had been prostituting
they had been prostituting
Conditional
I would prostitute
you would prostitute
he/she/it would prostitute
we would prostitute
you would prostitute
they would prostitute
Past Conditional
I would have prostituted
you would have prostituted
he/she/it would have prostituted
we would have prostituted
you would have prostituted
they would have prostituted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prostitute - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for moneyprostitute - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
call girl - a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
camp follower - a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
comfort woman, ianfu - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
demimondaine - a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, floozie, floozy, hooker - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
white slave - a woman sold into prostitution
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Verb1.prostitute - sell one's body; exchange sex for money
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
streetwalk, street-walk - walk the streets in search of customers; "The prostitute is street-walking every night"

prostitute

noun
1. whore, hooker (U.S. slang), pro (slang), brass (slang), tart (informal), hustler (U.S. & Canad. slang), moll (slang), call girl, courtesan, working girl (facetious slang), harlot, streetwalker, camp follower, loose woman, fallen woman, scrubber (Brit. & Austral. slang), strumpet, trollop, white slave, bawd (archaic), cocotte, fille de joie (French) He admitted that he had paid for sex with a prostitute.
verb
1. cheapen, sell out, pervert, degrade, devalue, squander, demean, debase, profane, misapply His friends said that he had prostituted his talents.

prostitute

noun
A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
Translations
عاهرةعَاهِرَةعاهِرَه، مومِس
prostituta
prostitutka-kaprostitut
prostitueret
hoorprostituut
prostituoituhuoramyydäprostituoida
prostituéprostituéeprostituerfille de joiefille des rues
ג׳יגולוזונה
वेश्या
prostitutkakurva
örömlányprostiprostituált
vændiskona
売春婦
매춘부
meretrix
prostitucijaprostitutė
prostitūta
prostytutkamęska prostytutka
curvăprostituatătârfă
cundrakurvaprostitútka
prostitutka
prostitueradhora
malaya
โสเภณี
gái điếm

prostitute

[ˈprɒstɪtjuːt]
A. Nprostituto/a m/f
to become a prostituteprostituirse
B. VT (fig) → prostituir
to prostitute o.sprostituirse

prostitute

[ˈprɒstɪtjuːt]
nprostitué(e) m/f
a male prostitute → un prostitué
vt (fig) to prostitute o.s. → se prostituer
to prostitute one's talent → prostituer son talent

prostitute

nProstituierte(r) mf
vt (lit)prostituieren; one’s talents, honour, idealsverkaufen
vrsich prostituieren; (fig also)sich verkaufen

prostitute

[ˈprɒstɪˌtjuːt]
1. nprostituta
male prostitute → prostituto
2. vtprostituire

prostitute

(ˈprostitjuːt) noun
a person who has sexual intercourse for payment.
ˌprostiˈtution noun

prostitute

عَاهِرَة prostitutka prostitueret Prostituierte πόρνη prostituta, prostituto prostituoitu prostituée prostitutka prostituta 売春婦 매춘부 prostitué prostituert prostytutka prostituta проститутка prostituerad โสเภณี fahişe gái điếm 妓女

prostitute

n prostituto -ta mf
References in classic literature ?
But there was no place a girl could go in Packingtown, if she was particular about things of this sort; there was no place in it where a prostitute could not get along better than a decent girl.
Whether those holy lords I spoke of were always promoted to that rank upon account of their knowledge in religious matters, and the sanctity of their lives; had never been compliers with the times, while they were common priests; or slavish prostitute chaplains to some nobleman, whose opinions they continued servilely to follow, after they were admitted into that assembly?
The celebrated Pericles, in compliance with the resentment of a prostitute,[1] at the expense of much of the blood and treasure of his countrymen, attacked, vanquished, and destroyed the city of the SAMNIANS.
You are a prostitute,' said he, in a voice of thunder, 'and you shall undergo the punishment of prostitutes
He spoke of me to Lord de Winter, already prejudiced against me, and told him that his sister-in-law was a prostitute, a branded woman.
But you are too good to go and get your throat cut for a prostitute.
I can not help but see it, now and then, but I keep on protesting against the groveling spirit that could persuade those masters to prostitute their noble talents to the adulation of such monsters as the French, Venetian and Florentine Princes of two and three hundred years ago, all the same.
You are cutting your throat every day you waste in them trying to prostitute beauty to the needs of magazinedom.
No, marry, don't I," answered the landlady, emboldened by the soft accents of Sophia; and then launched into a long narrative too tedious to be here set down, in which some passages dropt that gave a little offence to Sophia, and much more to her waiting-woman, who hence took occasion to abuse poor Jones to her mistress the moment they were alone together, saying, "that he must be a very pitiful fellow, and could have no love for a lady, whose name he would thus prostitute in an ale-house.
You prostitute a great cause when you stoop to use its machinery to assist your own private vengeance.
Our bourgeois, not content with having the wives and daughters of their proletarians at their disposal, not to speak of common prostitutes,take the greatest pleasure in seducing each other's wives.
19) Hence, when a lower-class woman perpetrated a crime against an elite--as would have been the case with a prostitute assaulting a gentleman--editors and publishers would have considered the news particularly newsworthy.