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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linear, elongate(adj)

    (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

    Synonyms:
    analogue, running(a), elongated, additive, linear, analog, one-dimensional

    Antonyms:
    compound, short

  2. elongate, elongated(verb)

    having notably more length than width; being long and slender

    "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"

    Synonyms:
    elongated, prolonged, lengthened, linear, extended

    Antonyms:
    compound, short

  3. elongate, stretch(verb)

    make long or longer by pulling and stretching

    "stretch the fabric"

    Synonyms:
    debase, stretch out, extend, stretch, stretch along, adulterate, dilute, load, unfold

    Antonyms:
    compound, short

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. elongate

    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.

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elongate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lengthen, stretch, draw out, lengthen out

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    elongated, oblong, lying

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