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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



2. lengthen (change) become long or longer

SamplesIn Spring, the days lengthen.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow


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