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prostrate

verb

1 prostrate

Get into a prostrate position, as in submission.

synonym: bow down.

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more

Roget 213: be horizontal etc. adj.; lie, recline, couch; lie down, lie flat, lie prostrate; sprawl, loll, sit down.    render horizontal etc. ... show more

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on.    vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.].    collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... show more

Roget 688: be fatigued etc. adj.; yawn etc. (get sleepy) 683; droop, sink, flag; lose breath, lose wind; gasp, pant, ... show more

2 prostrate

Render helpless or defenseless.

3 prostrate

Throw down flat, as on the ground.

adjective

1 prostrate

Stretched out and lying at full length along the ground.

synonym: flat.

Roget 928: respecting etc. v.; respectful, deferential, decorous, reverential, obsequious, ceremonious, bareheaded, cap in hand, on one's knees; prostrate etc. ... show more

Roget 886: servile, obsequious; supple, supple as a glove; soapy, oily, pliant, cringing, abased, dough-faced, fawning, slavish, groveling, sniveling, ... show more

Roget 655: diseased; ailing etc. v.; ill, ill of; taken ill, seized with; indisposed, unwell, sick, squeamish, poorly, seedy; ... show more

Roget 308: depressed etc. v.; at a low ebb; prostrate etc. (horizontal) 213; detrusive.   

Roget 207: low, neap, debased; nether, nether most; flat, level with the ground; lying low etc. v.; crouched, subjacent, squat, prostrate ... show more

Roget 688: fatigued, tired etc. v.; weary etc. 841; drowsy etc. 683; drooping etc. v.; ... show more

2 prostrate

Lying face downward.

synonym: prone.

Roget 213: horizontal, level, even, plane; flat etc. 251; flat as a billiard table, flat as a bowling green; alluvial; calm, calm as a mill pond; smooth, smooth as glass.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abject, accumbent, adorant, adoring, afflict, aggrieve, all in, anguish, backscratching, beat, beat down, beat up, beaten, bedfast, bedridden, beggarly, bend, blow down, blow over, bone-weary ... show more.

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