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Meaning of "procrastinate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PROCRASTINATE

From Latin prōcrāstināre to postpone until tomorrow, from pro-1 + crās tomorrow.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PROCRASTINATE

procrastinate  [prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROCRASTINATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Procrastinate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb procrastinate in English.

WHAT DOES PROCRASTINATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Procrastination

Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before the deadline. The pleasure principle may be responsible for procrastination; one may prefer to avoid negative emotions, and to delay stressful tasks. The belief that one works best under pressure provides an additional incentive to the postponement of tasks. Some psychologists cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision. Steel indicated in 2010 that anxiety is just as likely to get people to start working early as late and the focus should be impulsiveness. That is, anxiety will cause people to delay only if they are impulsive. Schraw, Wadkins, and Olafson in 2007 proposed three criteria for a behavior to be classified as academic procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.

Definition of procrastinate in the English dictionary

The definition of procrastinate in the dictionary is to put off or defer until a later time; delay.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PROCRASTINATE

PRESENT

Present
I procrastinate
you procrastinate
he/she/it procrastinates
we procrastinate
you procrastinate
they procrastinate
Present continuous
I am procrastinating
you are procrastinating
he/she/it is procrastinating
we are procrastinating
you are procrastinating
they are procrastinating
Present perfect
I have procrastinated
you have procrastinated
he/she/it has procrastinated
we have procrastinated
you have procrastinated
they have procrastinated
Present perfect continuous
I have been procrastinating
you have been procrastinating
he/she/it has been procrastinating
we have been procrastinating
you have been procrastinating
they have been procrastinating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I procrastinated
you procrastinated
he/she/it procrastinated
we procrastinated
you procrastinated
they procrastinated
Past continuous
I was procrastinating
you were procrastinating
he/she/it was procrastinating
we were procrastinating
you were procrastinating
they were procrastinating
Past perfect
I had procrastinated
you had procrastinated
he/she/it had procrastinated
we had procrastinated
you had procrastinated
they had procrastinated
Past perfect continuous
I had been procrastinating
you had been procrastinating
he/she/it had been procrastinating
we had been procrastinating
you had been procrastinating
they had been procrastinating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will procrastinate
you will procrastinate
he/she/it will procrastinate
we will procrastinate
you will procrastinate
they will procrastinate
Future continuous
I will be procrastinating
you will be procrastinating
he/she/it will be procrastinating
we will be procrastinating
you will be procrastinating
they will be procrastinating
Future perfect
I will have procrastinated
you will have procrastinated
he/she/it will have procrastinated
we will have procrastinated
you will have procrastinated
they will have procrastinated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been procrastinating
you will have been procrastinating
he/she/it will have been procrastinating
we will have been procrastinating
you will have been procrastinating
they will have been procrastinating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would procrastinate
you would procrastinate
he/she/it would procrastinate
we would procrastinate
you would procrastinate
they would procrastinate
Conditional continuous
I would be procrastinating
you would be procrastinating
he/she/it would be procrastinating
we would be procrastinating
you would be procrastinating
they would be procrastinating
Conditional perfect
I would have procrastinate
you would have procrastinate
he/she/it would have procrastinate
we would have procrastinate
you would have procrastinate
they would have procrastinate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been procrastinating
you would have been procrastinating
he/she/it would have been procrastinating
we would have been procrastinating
you would have been procrastinating
they would have been procrastinating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you procrastinate
we let´s procrastinate
you procrastinate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to procrastinate
Past participle
procrastinated
Present Participle
procrastinating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROCRASTINATE


agglutinate
əˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt
catenate
ˈkætɪˌneɪt
concatenate
kɒnˈkætɪˌneɪt
conglutinate
kənˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt
coordinate
kəʊˈɔːdɪˌneɪt
deglutinate
diːˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt
dominate
ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
eliminate
ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt
festinate
ˈfɛstɪˌneɪt
gelatinate
dʒəˈlætɪˌneɪt
gratinate
ˈɡratɪˌneɪt
haemagglutinate
ˌhiːməˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt
hemagglutinate
ˌhiːməˈɡluːtɪˌneɪt
laminate
ˈlæmɪˌneɪt
Latinate
ˈlætɪˌneɪt
originate
əˈrɪdʒɪˌneɪt
pectinate
ˈpɛktɪˌneɪt
predestinate
priːˈdɛstɪˌneɪt
repristinate
riːˈprɪstɪˌneɪt
terminate
ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROCRASTINATE

proconsulate
proconsulship
Procopius
procrastination
procrastinative
procrastinator
procrastinatory
procreant
procreate
procreation
procreational
procreative
procreativeness
procreator
Procrustean
Procrustes
procrypses
procrypsis
procryptic
procryptically

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROCRASTINATE

aluminate
assassinate
contaminate
determinate
disseminate
donate
fascinate
hallucinate
illuminate
indeterminate
indiscriminate
indoctrinate
marinate
nominate
ordinate
paginate
predominate
ruminate
subordinate
succinate
urinate

Synonyms and antonyms of procrastinate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PROCRASTINATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «procrastinate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of procrastinate

Translation of «procrastinate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PROCRASTINATE

Find out the translation of procrastinate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of procrastinate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «procrastinate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拖延
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

procrastinar
570 millions of speakers

English

procrastinate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

procrastinate
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المماطلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

медлить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

procrastinar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গড়িমসি করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

remettre à plus tard
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menunda
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verschleppen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

先延ばしにする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미루는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Procrastinate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoản lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தள்ளிப்போடுதலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अडचण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ertelemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

procrastinare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ociągać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зволікати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amâna
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

χρονοτριβούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitstel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

procrastinate
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

procrastinate
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of procrastinate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROCRASTINATE»

The term «procrastinate» is regularly used and occupies the 55.196 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROCRASTINATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about procrastinate

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10 QUOTES WITH «PROCRASTINATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word procrastinate.
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Noah Baumbach
I try to procrastinate, if I can, productively, like I'll work on something else as procrastination. Or I take a walk. Because often I find, if you get out, more things come to you.
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April Bloomfield
My two sisters were always cooking. I wanted to be in the police force, but I didn't get in because I just so happened to procrastinate a bit, and I hadn't gotten my application in at the right time.
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Brandon Boyd
I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate.
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Zach Braff
I procrastinate so much and I get distracted by anything.
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Julia Cameron
Because if you're trying to write and you have unlimited time, you can procrastinate an unlimited account, but if you have limited time, you rush to the page trying to get something down in the little bit of fragment of time that you have, and you may write a great deal that way.
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Cassandra Clare
I tend to write in coffee shops and restaurants with friends of mine because if I'm at home, I get distracted by the television or the cats or my husband, or... you know - all of those things that make it easy to procrastinate.
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Robert Collier
If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.
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Charles Duhigg
People who start habitually exercising tend on average to eat better. They also tend to use their credit cards less and procrastinate less.
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Dave Eggers
Having lost people when they were young, you feel intimately acquainted with mortality, I guess. Though I procrastinate worse than anybody.
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Hugh Howey
My approach with social media is to interact with the readers I already have. I do it mostly to procrastinate from my writing. It's an escape. It's the only socializing I get outside of my wife, and she gets sick of me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROCRASTINATE»

Discover the use of procrastinate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to procrastinate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Procrastinate
Are you punctual, productive, and conscientious?
Knock Knock (COR), 2007
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Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do about It Now
With over 150,000 copies sold, a new, fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to understanding and controlling one of the most common behavioral problems.
Jane B. Burka, Lenora M. Yuen, 2008
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Never Procrastinate Again: How to get things done immediately!
Synopsis. Although most procrastinators are capable of using any and every reason to avoid doing or completing something, there are sometimes powerful underlying influences that cause the individual to procrastinate. Exploring these ...
‎2014
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Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality
Thus, there is, according to possibilism, no relevant distinction to be made between Professor Procrastinate's situation in Professor Procrastinate II and his situation in Professor Procrastinate III. In both cases, Professor Procrastinate's ...
Douglas W. Portmore, 2011
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Procrastinate Later: How to Motivate Yourself to Do it Now
Self-help book which explains the reasons behind procrastination and presents a variety of practical techniques for reducing it.Includes a chapter on how to get others to procrastinate later.
Michael Edwin Bernard, 1991
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Essential Study Skills
procrastinate. Any time you find yourself avoiding a specific task or making statements such as “I'll do it when I am in the mood,” “I have plenty of time to do it later,” “I can let it slide a few more days,” or “I will wait because I work better under ...
Linda Wong, 2014
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The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings
Thus although the best that can happen is for Procrastinate to say yes and then write, and he can do exactly this what would in fact happen were he to say yes is that he would not write the review. Moreover we may suppose that this latter is the ...
Michael J. Almeida, 2012
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Procrastination and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...
Do college students who procrastinate score higher on anxiety scales than students who do not procrastinate? RQ2. Do first-year college students (general and ADHD) procrastinate more and display more anxiety than fourth-year college  ...
Craig W. Miller, 2007
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Measures for Clinical Practice and Research, Volume 2: Adults
To what degree do you procrastinate on this task? Never Almost Nearly procrastinate never Sometimes always a b c d 8. To what degree is procrastination on this task a problem for you? Not at all a Almost Nearly problem never Sometimes ...
Kevin Corcoran, Joel Fischer, 2013
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Transitions: A Guide for the Transfer Student
In this section we'll discuss some of the common reasons that students procrastinate, and offer strategies that you can employ to overcome this bad habit ! One of the most common reasons that students procrastinate is to avoid feelings of ...
Susan Weir, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROCRASTINATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term procrastinate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Comment: You're probably richer than you think - here's how to find out
There are many reasons people procrastinate on dealing with financial ... Some of my research can help people who procrastinate about ... «SBS, Jul 15»
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Why you keep procrastinating
We look at seven psychological theories that explain why you procrastinate and how to overcome the habit. Read on; don't delay. The causes ... «K24 TV, Jul 15»
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5 Things Bitcoin Owners Must Do When Estate Planning
If you're a bitcoin holder, that means there is no excuse to procrastinate on these five points. Originally posted on vandrew.com. Republished ... «CoinDesk, Jul 15»
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Brownyn Bishop's Choppergate scandal spawns 'Bronny Copter' game
Still, it provided a valuable 10 minutes of time to procrastinate before writing this story. Speaking to Fairfax Media, Mr Sullivan said he created ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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The potential of behavioural economics: beyond the nudge
Then harness their tendency to procrastinate, by switching from a system where they must choose to opt-in to one where they must choose to ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
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7 Things to do Before the Semester Starts
Know you'll mess up big time, procrastinate, stay up way too late, wait until the last minute to register for your classes and struggle to make it to ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Android 'Stagefright' Bug Leaves Up To 950 Million Devices At Risk
Keep your eyes peeled for a prompt to update your phone's software, and don't procrastinate when it becomes available. The silver lining is ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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10 tips to stop dilly-dallying
We sometimes procrastinate because a task is just too complex, and we do not know where or how to start. In computer science, the divide and ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
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To Do or Not To Do is the Question Even When It Comes To Small …
It is an universal malady, the knack or habit to procrastinate. The seriousness of this can be gauged by the fact that procrastination has been a ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Phoenix Rising: No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up …
Yes, when we procrastinate, it robs us. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross said, “It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time ... «Caribbean News Now, Jul 15»

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