pro-verb
noun Date: 1907 a form of the verb do used to avoid repetition of a verb (as do in “act as I do”)

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  • pro-verb — ˈprō+ˌ noun Etymology: pro (II) + verb : a form of the verb do used to avoid repetition of a full verb (as do in “my brother smokes and I do too”) * * * /proh verrb /, n. Gram. a word that can substitute for a verb or verb phrase, as do in They… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro-verb — pro′ verb n. gram. a word that can substitute for a verb or verb phrase, as do in They never attend meetings, but I do[/ex] • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Pro-verb — In grammar, a pro verb is a word or phrase that stands in place of a verb (for example, in order that the verb not need to be repeated). It does for a verb what the more widely known pronoun does for a noun. It, along with pronouns and some other …   Wikipedia

  • pro-verb — /proh verrb /, n. Gram. a word that can substitute for a verb or verb phrase, as do in They never attend board meetings, but we do regularly. [1905 10; by analogy with PRONOUN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pro-form — A pro form is a type of function word or expression that stands in for (expresses the same content as) another word, phrase, clause or sentence where the meaning is recoverable from the context. They are used either to avoid repetitive… …   Wikipedia

  • Verb — This article is about the part of speech. For the physical activity program, see VERB (program). For English usage of verbs, see English verbs. Verbs redirects here. For the Christian gospel rapper, see Verbs (rapper). Examples I washed the car… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 (linguistics) — PRO (pronounced big pro , to distinguish it from pro, pronounced little/small pro ) is an empty category whose existence is postulated in classical Government and Binding Theory. There are two independent pieces of evidence for its existence: the …   Wikipedia

  • pro|ceed´er — pro|ceed «verb. pruh SEED, proh ; noun. PROH seed», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to go on after having stopped; move forward: »Please proceed with your story. The train proceeded at the same speed as before. SYNONYM(S): continue, progress. See syn. under …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro|ceed — «verb. pruh SEED, proh ; noun. PROH seed», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to go on after having stopped; move forward: »Please proceed with your story. The train proceeded at the same speed as before. SYNONYM(S): continue, progress. See syn. under advance …   Useful english dictionary

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