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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pros·ti·tute /ˈprɑstəˌtut, ˌtjut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·ti·tute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prostituted p. pr. & vb. n. Prostituting.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·ti·tute, a.  Openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes.
    Made bold by want, and prostitute for bread.   --Prior

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·ti·tute, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money [syn: cocotte,
           whore, harlot, bawd, tart, cyprian, fancy
          woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of
          pleasure, woman of the street]
      v : sell one's body; exchange sex for money