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English verb: prorogue

1. prorogue (stative) hold back to a later time

SamplesLet's postpone the exam.

Synonymsdefer, hold over, postpone, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)delay

Narrower (hyponym)call, hold, probate, reprieve, respite, suspend

Entailcall off, cancel, reschedule, scratch, scrub

2. prorogue (social) adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)adjourn, retire, withdraw

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