pro·​pend prō-ˈpend How to pronounce propend (audio)
propended; propending; propends

Word History


borrowed from Latin prōpendēre "to hang down, (of a person) incline, dispose oneself (toward something)," from prō- pro- entry 2 + pendēre "to hang" — more at pendant

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of propend was in 1545

Dictionary Entries Near propend

Cite this Entry

“Propend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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