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Definitions and Synonyms of lengthen | Another word for lengthen | What is lengthen?

Definition 1: become long or longer - [verb of change]

Samples where lengthen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In Spring, the days lengthen

(lengthen is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

Definition 2: make longer - [verb of change]

Samples where lengthen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Lengthen this skirt, please

(lengthen is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of lengthen ) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

"We prolonged our stay" "She extended her visit by another day" "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"

(... is a kind of lengthen ) make long or longer by pulling and stretching

"stretch the fabric"

(lengthen causes ...) become long or longer

"In Spring, the days lengthen"

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