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prolong

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prolong

  1. to make longer would like to prolong our vacation by any means possible Synonyms of prolong drag (out), draw out, elongate, lengthen, outstretch, extend, protract, stretchWords Related to prolong amplify, enlarge, expand, increase; attenuate, thinNear Antonyms of prolong decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce; thickenAntonyms of prolong abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut, cut back, shorten

Synonym Discussion of prolong

extend, lengthen, prolong, protract mean to draw out or add to so as to increase in length. extend and lengthen imply a drawing out in space or time but extend may also imply increase in width, scope, area, or range.
    • extend a vacation
    • extend welfare services
    • lengthen a skirt
    • lengthen the workweek
prolong suggests chiefly increase in duration especially beyond usual limits.
    • prolonged illness
protract adds to prolong implications of needlessness, vexation, or indefiniteness.
    • protracted litigation

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