Pro and con
Pro Pro, adv. For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; -- in contrast with {con}. [1913 Webster]

{Pro and con}, for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con; -- formerly used also as a verb.

{Pros and cons}, the arguments or reasons on either side. [1913 Webster]


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  • pro and con — adverb (L prō et contrā) for and against transitive verb and intransitive verb (proˈing and connˈing or pro and connˈing; pro d and conned, con d or pro and connedˈ) To consider or discuss for and against • • • Main Entry: ↑pro …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro-and-con — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb (pro and conned ; pro and conned ; pro and conning ; pro and cons) : debate can discuss it and pro and con it Gilbert Highet …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro and con — /prow and kon/ For and against. A phrase descriptive of the presentation of arguments or evidence on both sides of a disputed question …   Black's law dictionary

  • pro and con — Synonyms and related words: agitate, argue, argumental, argumentative, canvass, combative, contentious, controversial, debate, dialectic, discept, disputatious, dispute, eristic, ill humored, litigious, logomachic, pilpulistic, polemic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pro and con — for and against …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pro and con — Prefixes of opposite meaning. For example, Progress and Congress …   English expressions

  • pro and con — For and against …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • consider pro and con — index deliberate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pro — Pro, adv. For, on, or in behalf of, the affirmative side; in contrast with {con}. [1913 Webster] {Pro and con}, for and against, on the affirmative and on the negative side; as, they debated the question pro and con; formerly used also as a verb …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro- — prefix meaning before, forward, in favor of, in place of, from L. pro on behalf of, in place of, before, for, also in some cases from cognate Gk. pro before, in front of, both from PIE *pro , extended form of root *por forward, through (Cf. Skt.… …   Etymology dictionary

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