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pro·cras·ti·nate

 (prō-krăs′tə-nāt′, prə-)
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
v.intr.
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
v.tr.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

[Latin prōcrāstināre, prōcrāstināt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + crāstinus, of tomorrow (from crās, tomorrow).]

pro·cras′ti·na′tion n.
pro·cras′ti·na′tor n.

procrastinate

(prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt; prə-)
vb
(usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay
[C16: from Latin prōcrāstināre to postpone until tomorrow, from pro-1 + crās tomorrow]
proˌcrastiˈnation n
proˈcrastiˌnator n

pro•cras•ti•nate

(proʊˈkræs təˌneɪt, prə-)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.i.
1. to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
v.t.
2. to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
[1580–90; < Latin prōcrāstinātus, past participle of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow]
pro•cras`ti•na′tion, n.
pro•cras′ti•na`tor, n.

procrastinate


Past participle: procrastinated
Gerund: procrastinating

Imperative
procrastinate
procrastinate
Present
I procrastinate
you procrastinate
he/she/it procrastinates
we procrastinate
you procrastinate
they procrastinate
Preterite
I procrastinated
you procrastinated
he/she/it procrastinated
we procrastinated
you procrastinated
they procrastinated
Present Continuous
I am procrastinating
you are procrastinating
he/she/it is procrastinating
we are procrastinating
you are procrastinating
they are procrastinating
Present Perfect
I have procrastinated
you have procrastinated
he/she/it has procrastinated
we have procrastinated
you have procrastinated
they have procrastinated
Past Continuous
I was procrastinating
you were procrastinating
he/she/it was procrastinating
we were procrastinating
you were procrastinating
they were procrastinating
Past Perfect
I had procrastinated
you had procrastinated
he/she/it had procrastinated
we had procrastinated
you had procrastinated
they had procrastinated
Future
I will procrastinate
you will procrastinate
he/she/it will procrastinate
we will procrastinate
you will procrastinate
they will procrastinate
Future Perfect
I will have procrastinated
you will have procrastinated
he/she/it will have procrastinated
we will have procrastinated
you will have procrastinated
they will have procrastinated
Future Continuous
I will be procrastinating
you will be procrastinating
he/she/it will be procrastinating
we will be procrastinating
you will be procrastinating
they will be procrastinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been procrastinating
you have been procrastinating
he/she/it has been procrastinating
we have been procrastinating
you have been procrastinating
they have been procrastinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been procrastinating
you will have been procrastinating
he/she/it will have been procrastinating
we will have been procrastinating
you will have been procrastinating
they will have been procrastinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been procrastinating
you had been procrastinating
he/she/it had been procrastinating
we had been procrastinating
you had been procrastinating
they had been procrastinating
Conditional
I would procrastinate
you would procrastinate
he/she/it would procrastinate
we would procrastinate
you would procrastinate
they would procrastinate
Past Conditional
I would have procrastinated
you would have procrastinated
he/she/it would have procrastinated
we would have procrastinated
you would have procrastinated
they would have procrastinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.procrastinate - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
procrastinate - postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
2.procrastinate - postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
dillydally, dilly-dally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, procrastinate, stall, shillyshally - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

procrastinate

verb delay, stall, postpone, prolong, put off, defer, adjourn, retard, dally, play for time, gain time, temporize, play a waiting game, protract, drag your feet (informal), be dilatory We often procrastinate when faced with something we do not want to do.
advance, proceed, hurry (up), get on with, speed up, hasten, expedite

procrastinate

verb
To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered:
Translations
سوفيُماطِل، يُسَوِّف
odkládatotálet
udskyde
lykätäviivytelläviivyttäävitkastella
fresta
atidėliotivilkinti
atliktnovilcināt
uitstellenvoor zich uitschuiven
prokrastineraskjuta upp
bugünün işini yarına bırakmakertelemekgecikmegeciktirmek

procrastinate

[prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt] VIdejar las cosas para más tarde, aplazar las cosas
to procrastinate over a decisionaplazar una decisión, buscar pretextos para no tomar una decisión
stop procrastinating!¡hazlo ya!, ¡deja de buscar pretextos para no hacerlo!

procrastinate

[prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt] vitemporiser

procrastinate

vizögern, zaudern; he always procrastinateser schiebt die Dinge immer vor sich (dat)her

procrastinate

[prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt] viprocrastinare

procrastinate

(prəˈkrӕstineit) verb
to delay or put off doing something. Stop procrastinating and do it now!
References in classic literature ?
That his uncle should arrive to treat with me of these things was a solution that, strictly speaking, I ought now to have desired to bring on; but I could so little face the ugliness and the pain of it that I simply procrastinated and lived from hand to mouth.
If I get a little thin, it is with anxiety about my prospects, yet unsettled--my departure, continually procrastinated. Only this morning, I received intelligence that the successor, whose arrival I have been so long expecting, cannot be ready to replace me for three months to come yet; and perhaps the three months may extend to six."
One time or another, we have procrastinated. We have put off something which we needed to do at work or in the house.
For the research, the team collected data from 290 employees on the impact of their leaders procrastinating, and measured how much managers procrastinated using a scale, based on questions such as: "my manager delays making decisions until it's too late".
The victim then called the accused to inquire about the matter, but the latter procrastinated and did not respond.
If this issue is procrastinated upon, we will sternly suffer for next one hundred years.
In recent times, and some would say I am being kind here, Newcastle United appear to have procrastinated on the staff acquisition front.
"I think I could be better in my boss's eyes had I not procrastinated to the degree that I have, and I'd have better relationships with my direct reports." The bane of Jones' existence is performance reviews, so he puts them off until the last minute, ultimately rushing and not spending enough time on them--despite being aware he's letting his crew down and possibly affecting his whole division by skimping on feedback that would help them do a better job.