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English verb: lengthen

1. lengthen (change) make longer


SamplesLengthen this skirt, please.


ExamplesThey lengthen the cape


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


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)draw out, elongate, extend, prolong, protract, stretch


Causelengthen


Antonymsshorten

2. lengthen (change) become long or longer


SamplesIn Spring, the days lengthen.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow


Antonymsshorten









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