[ proh-neyt ]

verb (used with object),pro·nat·ed, pro·nat·ing.
  1. to turn into a prone position; to rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the surface of the palm is downward or toward the back; to turn (the sole of the foot) outward so that the inner edge of the foot bears the weight when standing.

  2. (in vertebrates) to rotate (any limb or joint) in a similar manner.

verb (used without object),pro·nat·ed, pro·nat·ing.
  1. to become pronated.

Origin of pronate

1830–40; <Late Latin prōnātus, past participle of prōnāre to bend forward, derivative of Latin prōnus;see prone1, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for pronate


/ (prəʊˈneɪt) /

  1. (tr) to turn (a limb, hand, or foot) so that the palm or sole is directed downwards

Origin of pronate

C19: from Late Latin prōnāre to bend forwards, bow

Derived forms of pronate

  • pronation, noun

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