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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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
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procrastinate

verb
To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered:
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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!
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procrastinate

[prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt] vitemporiser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

procrastinate

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

[prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt] viprocrastinare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

procrastinate

(prəˈkrӕstineit) verb
to delay or put off doing something. Stop procrastinating and do it now!
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Weston, always alert when business was to be done, and as incapable of procrastinating any evil that was inevitable, as of foreseeing any that was doubtful, said, "It was time to go;" and the young man, though he might and did sigh, could not but agree, to take leave.
If he had the courage to encounter danger, he at least hated the trouble of going to seek it; and while he agreed in the general principles laid down by Cedric concerning the claim of the Saxons to independence, and was still more easily convinced of his own title to reign over them when that independence should be attained, yet when the means of asserting these rights came to be discussed, he was still ``Athelstane the Unready,'' slow, irresolute, procrastinating, and unenterprising.
By nature and habit the most procrastinating of letter-writers, he now inconsistently opened his desk and took up the pen without a moment's delay.
At once ferocious and maudlin, I was made to murder my uncle with no extenuating circumstances whatever; Millwood put me down in argument, on every occasion; it became sheer monomania in my master's daughter to care a button for me; and all I can say for my gasping and procrastinating conduct on the fatal morning, is, that it was worthy of the general feebleness of my character.
He began in a procrastinating manner, like a man taken unawares by a new and unexpected experience.
Make the costs of procrastination more immediate - The cost of procrastinating on exercise only becomes painful after weeks and months of lazy behavior.
Dear Home Secretary, Regarding knife crimes and murders, I urge you not to waste both the time (parliamentary) or the money (taxpayers') pontificating and procrastinating for months or years, e.g Brexit, apropos 'solutions'.
He bemoaned that the provincial government had been procrastinating from a long time the steps required to address problems and demands of the teachers.
I wracked my brain for a plan because I had been procrastinating and putting it off for some time.
"Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time" shows how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day--not only get more done faster, but get the right things done!
Recognize when you are procrastinating. Be honest with yourself.
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".