- to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
- to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
Origin of procrastinate
Synonyms for procrastinate
- (usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay
Word Origin for procrastinate
1580s, a back formation from procrastination or else from Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare "to put off till tomorrow; defer, delay" (see procrastination). Related: Procrastinated; procrastinating. Earlier verb was procrastine (1540s), from French.