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
Examples of prolong in a Sentence
We're trained to prolong life.
More needs to be done to prolong the life of Semakau landfill beyond 2035.
Extending the restrictions would only prolong the problem, rather than cure it.
We all grow old. Some of us prolong it. Others accelerate it. Nobody can prevent it.
The industry needs to prolong the current agreement until the main settlement in 2016.
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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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