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pro-(word root) for, forward, outward
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1. Acting in the place of; substituting for: proform.
2. Supporting; favoring: prorevolutionary.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pro-, prō-, from prō, for; see per in Indo-European roots.]
a. Earlier; before; prior to: procambium.
b. Rudimentary: pronucleus.
2. Anterior; in front of: procephalic.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Greek, from pro, before, in front; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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1. in favour of; supporting: pro-Chinese.
2. in favour of; supporting: pro-Chinese.
3. acting as a substitute for: proconsul; pronoun.
[from Latin prō (adv and prep). In compound words borrowed from Latin, prō- indicates: forward, out (project); forward and down (prostrate); away from a place (prodigal); onward in time or space (proceed); extension outwards (propagate); before in time or place (provide, protect); on behalf of (procure); acting as a substitute for (pronominal); and sometimes intensive force (promiscuous)]
before in time or position; anterior; forward: prophase; procephalic; prognathous.
[from Greek pro (prep) before (in time, position, rank, etc)]
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adv., n., pl. pros. adv.
1. in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.n.
2. the argument, position, arguer, or voter for something.Compare con 1.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin prō (preposition) in favor of, for; akin to per-, Greek pró, Skt pra]
adj., n., pl. pros.
[1840–50; by shortening]
public relations officer.
1. a prefix, having anti- as its opposite, used to form adjectives that have the general sense “favoring” the group, interests, course of action, etc., denoted by the headword: pro-choice; pro-American; prowar.
2. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, with the meanings “forward,” forming esp. verbs denoting forward movement or location (proceed; progress), advancement (promote; propose), or bringing into existence (procreate; produce); “before, outside of” (profane); “in place of” (pronoun).
[< Latin prō-, pro-, comb. form representing prō pro1]
a prefix, occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek, with the meanings “before, beforehand, in front of” (prognosis; prophylactic; prothesis), “front part, extremity” (proboscis), “primitive or embryonic form,” “precursor” (prodrug; pronephros; prosimian).
[< Greek, comb. form of pró for, before; see pro1]
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pro-[ˈprəʊ-] prefix (= in favour of) → pro-
pro-democracy → prodémocratie
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pro-[prəʊ] pref (in favour of) → filo...
pro-American → filoamericano/a
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pro-(prəu) in favour of: pro-British
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