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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prorogue mean? 

  The verb PROROGUE has 2 senses:

1. hold back to a later time
2. adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

  Familiarity information: PROROGUE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1prorogue [BACK TO TOP]


Hold back to a later time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


shelve; set back; put off; prorogue; postpone; defer; table; put over; remit; hold over

Context example:

let's postpone the exam

Hypernyms (to "prorogue" is one way to...):

delay (act later than planned, scheduled, or required)

"Prorogue" entails doing...:

reschedule (assign a new time and place for an event)

call off; cancel; scratch; scrub (postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "prorogue"):

call (stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather)

hold (stop dealing with)

suspend (render temporarily ineffective)

probate (put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence)

reprieve; respite (postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sense 2prorogue [BACK TO TOP]


Adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "prorogue" is one way to...):

adjourn; retire; withdraw (break from a meeting or gathering)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

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