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pro

  
  ( pros    plural  )
1       n-count   A pro is a professional.  
INFORMAL, Antonym: amateur   I have enjoyed playing with some of the top pros from Europe and America.     
2       adj   A pro player is a professional sportsman or woman. You can also use pro to refer to sports that are played by professional sportsmen or women.  
  (AM)   ADJ n  
...a former college and pro basketball player...     
3       prep   If you are pro a particular course of action or belief, you agree with it or support it.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=for)     (Antonym: anti)    I'm one of the few that's very pro performance-related pay.     
4    The pros and cons of something are its advantages and disadvantages, which you consider carefully so that you can make a sensible decision.  
pros and cons             phrase   PHR after v, oft PHR of -ing/n  
Motherhood has both its pros and cons.     
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prose, pro, POS, prosaic

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