1. To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire. Do not prostitute thy daughter.
2. To devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers.
Origin: L. Prostitutus, p. P. Of prostituere to prostitute; pro before, forth _ statuere to put, place. See Statute.
1. A woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot.
2. A base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire. No hireling she, no prostitute to praise. (pope)
Origin: L. Prostituta.