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Definition 1: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for prolong in the sense of this definition

(prolong is a kind of ...) make longer

"Lengthen this skirt, please"

(... is a kind of prolong ) prolong the time allowed for payment of

"extend the loan"

(... is a kind of prolong ) draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

"The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"

(... is a kind of prolong ) prolong or extend

"spin out a visit"

(prolong has a similar meaning as ...) continue or extend

"The civil war carried into the neighboring province" "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

Definition 2: lengthen or extend in duration or space - [verb of stative]

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

  • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
  • prolong the treatment of the patient
  • keep up the good work

Synonyms for prolong in the sense of this definition

(prolong is a kind of ...) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"

(... is a kind of prolong ) allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

"We cannot continue several servants any longer" "She retains a lawyer" "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff" "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on" "We kept the work going as long as we could" "She retained her composure" "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"

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