Definition of pro-European in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprōˌyərəˈpēən/


(Of a person, attitude, or policy) favoring or supporting closer links with the European Union.
Example sentences
  • Even mild-mannered pro-European David Curry - no doubt livid that a divisive European referendum would now be called - stuck the boot in.
  • With respect to Europe, the Berlusconi government has essentially continued Italy's pro-European line.
  • He said that the ‘modern long-term and deep-seated pro-European consensus in Britain about Britain's role in Europe and Europe's role in the world can and will be built’.


A person who favors or supports closer links with the European Union.
Example sentences
  • Prominent pro-Europeans predicted privately that the government could win a crushing majority, comparable to the two-thirds who voted Yes in 1975.
  • Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy called on all pro-Europeans to unite behind the campaign to secure a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum on the constitution.
  • Like pro-Europeans in all parties, Robin Cook, the former foreign secretary, welcomed the statement, saying no one wished to be blamed for being ‘the obstacle that caused the crash’.

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Syllabification: pro-Eur·o·pe·an

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