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Antonyms for prolong
prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋpro·long

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prolong

    To protract is to cause to occupy a longer time than is usual, expected, or desirable. We defer a negotiation which we are slow to enter upon; we protract a negotiation which we are slow to conclude; delay may be used of any stage in the proceedings; we may delay a person as well as an action, but defer and protract are not used of persons. Elongate is not used of actions or abstractions, but only of material objects or extension in space; protract is very rarely used of concrete objects or extension in space; we elongate a line, protract a discussion. Protract has usually an unfavorable sense, implying that the matter referred to is already unduly long, or would be so if longer continued; continue is neutral, applying equally to the desirable or the undesirable. Postpone implies a definite intention to resume, as defer also does, though less decidedly; both are often used with some definite limitation of time; as, to postpone till, until, or to a certain day or hour. One may defer, delay, or postpone a matter intelligently and for good reason; he procrastinates through indolence and irresolution. Compare HINDER.

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, conclude, contract, curtail, hasten, hurry, limit, reduce, shorten

    Synonyms:
    continue, defer, delay, draw out, elongate, extend, lengthen, postpone, procrastinate, protract

    Preposition:
    To protract a speech by verbosity, through an unreasonable time, to, till, or until a late hour.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prolong

    Antonyms:
    curtail, shorten, contract, discontinue

    Synonyms:
    lengthen, extend, protract, continue, delay, retard

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolong, protract, extend, draw outverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    evoke, widen, run, lead, continue, aspirate, elicit, poke out, extend, suck out, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, take out, educe, carry, pull out, go, stretch, protract, stretch forth, pass, keep up, reach out, pull up, unfold, exsert, gallop, expand, cover, strain, extract, sustain, hold out, pull, broaden

  2. prolong, sustain, keep upverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    have, suffer, keep up, keep, draw out, nurture, support, hold up, hold, sustain, confirm, protract, follow, extend, get, corroborate, maintain, nourish, substantiate, affirm, keep abreast, preserve, conserve

How to use prolong in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte:

    We can't prolong any further this lockdown... we would risk seriously undermining the socio-economic fabric of the country.

  2. Kirstie Wilson:

    Doctors have made it clear that my treatment plan may not cure me but it will prolong my life.

  3. Sarah Swinehart:

    While we understand the President Joe Biden administration's goal to further protect Americans, today's decision will further exacerbate global vaccine inequities and prolong the pandemic at home and abroad. In order to save lives, reduce the emergence of variants, and stop the spread of COVID-19, the Sarah Swinehart and other wealthy countries must immediately share more doses globally.

  4. Jen Luciana:

    The fabric breaks down when it’s constantly rubbing against the dirt an oils from our skin, so to prolong your bra’s life, you really want to make sure you wash it after every wear.

  5. Kirya michael Owen:

    I want to go when I want It's tasteless to prolong life artificially I have done my share If it's time to go I will do it elegantly

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