- to rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces down or back
- to rotate (the foot) outward and tip it so that the inner side of the sole contacts the ground in walking or running
Origin of pronate; from Late Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare, to bend forward ; from Classical Latin pronus: see prone
verbpro·nat·ed, pro·nat·ing, pro·nates
- a. To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces down or back.b. To turn or rotate (the foot) by abduction and eversion so that the inner edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
- To place in a prone position.
- To become pronated.
- To assume a prone position.
Origin of pronateLate Latin prōnāre, prōnāt-, to bend forward, from prōnus, turned forward; see prone.
(third-person singular simple present pronates, present participle pronating, simple past and past participle pronated)
- (anatomy) To turn or rotate one's hand and forearm so that the palm faces down if the forearm is horizontal, back if the arm is pointing down, or forward if the forearm is pointing up; to twist the right forearm counterclockwise or the left forearm clockwise.
- (anatomy) To twist the foot so that if walking the weight would be borne on the inner edge of the foot.
- (intransitive, anatomy) To become pronated.
(comparative more pronate, superlative most pronate)