Definition of Procrastinate

1. Verb. Postpone doing what one should be doing. "They procrastinate a long time"; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"




2. Verb. Postpone or delay needlessly. "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

Definition of Procrastinate

1. v. t. To put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay; as, to procrastinate repentance.

2. v. i. To delay; to be dilatory.

Definition of Procrastinate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To put off; to delay (something). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Procrastinate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Procrastinate

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Literary usage of Procrastinate

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"... of departing from British ports laden with contraband of war, and many other commodities, with the intent to break the blockade and to procrastinate the ..."

2. Letters to His Son: On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh (1901)
"Use yourself, therefore, in time to be alert and diligent in your little concerns; never procrastinate, never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day; ..."

3. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"procrastinate (Lat. pro and став, to-morrow) is, literally, to put off till to-morrow what might botter have been done to-day. It is to delay, defer, ..."

4. The American Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events (1864)
"... and many other commodities, with the intent to break the blockade and to procrastinate the war ; thirdly, that such vessels have been, and are, ..."

5. Kent's New Commentary: A Manual for Young Men by Charles H. Kent (1880)
"DO NOT procrastinate. This putting off until to-morrow what should be done to-day, is but putting off the main chance, to be defeated at last. ..."

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