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"pro" (in favor of, for, before, instead of, forward), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, "pro" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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"pro-" is a type of prefix

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Meaning 1


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "for" or "on behalf of" modifies meaning of the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

pro- illustration I can assure you that the majority is proamerican.
pro- illustration The page must be related to either pro-democracy groups, human rights organizations, or non-governmental organizations.