- 1prostrate yourself to lie on your front with your face looking downward, especially as an act of worship
- 2[usually passive] prostrate somebody to make someone feel weak, shocked, and unable to do anything synonym overcome He was expecting to find her prostrated by the tragedy. For months he was prostrated with grief.
NAmE//ˈprɑstreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prostrate
he / she / it prostrates
past simple prostrated
-ing form prostrating