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English verb: prolong

1. prolong (change) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer


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


Synonymsdraw out, extend, protract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lengthen


Narrower (hyponym)extend, spin, spin out, temporise, temporize


Verb groupcarry, extend

2. prolong (stative) lengthen or extend in duration or space


SamplesWe sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible.
Prolong the treatment of the patient.
Keep up the good work.


Synonymskeep up, sustain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold


Narrower (hyponym)continue, keep, keep on, retain









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