in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
a proponent of an issue; a person who upholds the affirmative in a debate.
an argument, consideration, vote, etc., for something.
- Compare con1.
Other definitions for pro (2 of 8)
the pros, the professional athletic leagues, as of football, baseball, or basketball: He's sure to be signed by the pros.
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Other definitions for PRO (6 of 8)
public relations officer.
Other definitions for pro- (7 of 8)
a prefix indicating favor for some party, system, idea, etc., without identity with the group (pro-British; pro-Communist; proslavery), having anti- as its opposite.
a prefix of priority in space or time having especially a meaning of advancing or projecting forward or outward, and also used to indicate substitution, attached widely to stems not used as words: provision; prologue; proceed; produce; protract; procathedral; proconsul.
Other definitions for pro- (8 of 8)
a prefix identical in meaning with pro-1 , occurring in words borrowed from Greek (prodrome) or formed of Greek (and occasionally Latin) elements.
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How to use pro in a sentence
That Stone would slander the democratic, pro-Western, EuroMaidan revolution as a CIA coup is no surprise.
But failing that, he advised pro-immigration reform Republican candidates such as former Gov. Jeb Bush to just skip the state.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration? | Tim Mak | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
How did you make the transition from pro surfer to modeling?Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave | James Joiner | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even in places as blue-leaning as Colorado, Latino support for pro-growth Republicans has been growing.
Counter-protestors marched to confront the pro-police contingent, separated by barricades and uniformed officers.
In addition, the currency notes of the Government served in the place pro tanto of the Bank of England notes.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
“Lecompton” constitution of Kansas was a pro-slavery document which Buchanan favoured.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Nam Sacerdos ille, qui huc ante nos aduenerat, nostro statim adutu in Galliam sua ipse sponte & pro veteri desiderio remigrauit.
Domi primm dedimus operam, vt pro nostris viribus officium Ecclesiasticum ne deesset.
During the ingenuous apologia pro vita sua Miss Anne regarded him with her honest candour.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for pro (1 of 5)
in favour of a motion, issue, course of action, etc: Compare anti
in favour of
(usually plural) an argument or vote in favour of a proposal or motion: See also pros and cons
(usually plural) a person who votes in favour of a proposal, motion, etc
- See con 2
British Dictionary definitions for pro (2 of 5)
slang a prostitute
British Dictionary definitions for PRO (3 of 5)
Public Records Office
public relations officer
British Dictionary definitions for pro- (4 of 5)
in favour of; supporting: pro-Chinese
acting as a substitute for: proconsul; pronoun
British Dictionary definitions for pro- (5 of 5)
before in time or position; anterior; forward: prophase; procephalic; prognathous
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