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lengthen

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lengthen

  1. to make longer <I had to lengthen the handle of the paint roller in order to reach the top of the wall> Synonyms drag (out), draw out, elongate, extend, outstretch, prolong, protract, stretchRelated Words amplify, enlarge, expand, increase; attenuate, thinNear Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce; thickenAntonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut, cut back, shorten




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