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English adjective: prostrate

1. prostrate stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

SamplesFound himself lying flat on the floor.



Antonymserect, upright, vertical

2. prostrate lying face downward



Antonymserect, upright, vertical

English verb: prostrate

1. prostrate (motion) get into a prostrate position, as in submission

Synonymsbow down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)lie, lie down

2. prostrate (change) render helpless or defenseless

SamplesThey prostrated the enemy.

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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. prostrate (contact) throw down flat, as on the ground

SamplesShe prostrated herself with frustration.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)throw

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