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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.


Synonymsflat


Similarunerect


Antonymserect, upright, vertical

2. prostrate lying face downward


Synonymsprone


Similarunerect


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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