prolong, protract, extend, draw out(verb)
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"
prolong, sustain, keep up(verb)
lengthen or extend in duration or space
"We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
To extend in space or length.
To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue.
To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.
to extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line
to lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days
to put off to a distant time; to postpone
Origin: [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-long′, v.t. to lengthen out: (Shak.) to put off to another time: to continue.—v.i. to lengthen out.—v.t. Prolong′āte, to lengthen.—ns. Prolongā′tion, act of prolonging in space or time: the additional length made by prolonging; Prolong′er. [Fr. prolonger—L. prolongāre—pro, forward, longus, long.]
The numerical value of prolong in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of prolong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We will prolong these measures as long as necessary, as long as the threat remains so high.
Doctors have made it clear that my treatment plan may not cure me but it will prolong my life.
When you feel your song is orchestrated wrong, Why should you prolong your stay? When the wind and weather blow your dreams sky-high, Sail away, sail away, sail away!
The political process is stumbling. Parties encourage each other to fight and these political games prolong the war, may God calm the situation so that there is any political solution, we want to go back to our country.
Corporations have been enthroned .... An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people... until wealth is aggregated in a few hands ... and the Republic is destroyed.
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- hinauszögern, ausdehnen, verlängernGerman
- prokrasti, vastigi, longigiEsperanto
- pikendama, edasi lükkamaEstonian
- jatkaa, pidentää, pitkittää, venyttääFinnish
- meghosszabbít, elhalasztHungarian
- tinaku, aukumeMāori
- prolongar, adiarPortuguese
- продлевать, продлить, откладывать, отложитьRussian
- förlänga, skjuta uppSwedish
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