prostrate [pros-treyt] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||fall on knees; submit|
|Synonyms:||abase, bow, bow down, cast before, cringe, fall at feet, give in, grovel, kneel, kowtow, obey, surrender|
|Notes:||prone is lying on your face (facing downwards) - which is also true for prostrate, but only in expressing adoration or begging for protection; supine is lying on your back
prostate is the gland; prostrate means 'lying face down'
supine is lying face upward, prone and prostrate are lying face downward - and prostrate suggests throwing oneself down, while recumbent is lying flat in any position
|Antonyms:||erect, stand, straighten|