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pronate

 [pro´nāt]
to subject to pronation.

pro·nate

(prō'nāt),
1. To perform pronation of the forearm or foot.
2. To assume, or to be placed in, a prone position.
[L. pronatus, fr. prono, pp. -atus, to bend forward, fr. pronus, bent forward]

pronate

(prō′nāt′)
v. pro·nated, pro·nating, pro·nates
v.tr.
1.
a. To turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm faces down or back.
b. To turn or rotate (the foot) by abduction and eversion so that the inner edge of the sole bears the body's weight.
2. To place in a prone position.
v.intr.
1. To become pronated.
2. To assume a prone position.

pro·na′tion n.

pronate

verb To turn facing downward, prone.

pro·nate

(prō'nāt)
1. To assume, or to be placed in, a prone position.
2. To perform pronation of the forearm or foot.
[L. pronatus, fr. prono, pp. -atus, to bend forward, fr. pronus, bent forward]

pronate

in humans, to turn the palm downwards or from the body to face the ground; not easily done in most animal species, except primates, dogs and cats; compare with supination.
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In general, running shoes cause us to pronate more; stability minimizes this effect.
The angle at which your sole lands has much to do with whether you excessively pronate or supinate.