- (obsolete) To prolong or extend. [15th-18th c.]
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, II.2.6.iv:
- Mirth […] prorogues life, whets the wit, makes the body young, lively, and fit for any manner of employment.
- (transitive, now rare) To defer. [from 15th c.]
- (transitive) To suspend (a parliamentary session) or to discontinue the meetings of (an assembly, parliament etc.) without formally ending the session. [from 15th c.]
to suspend a parliamentary session
to prolong or extend