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Synonyms for lengthen
ˈlɛŋk θən, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-length·en

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  1. lengthenverb

    Antonyms:
    shorten

  2. lengthenverb

    Antonyms:
    shorten

  3. lengthenverb

    Antonyms:
    shorten

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lengthen

    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, elongate, extend, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lengthen

    Synonyms:
    elongate, stretch out, prolong

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lengthenverb

    make longer

    "Lengthen this skirt, please"

    Antonyms:
    shorten

  2. lengthenverb

    become long or longer

    "In Spring, the days lengthen"

    Antonyms:
    shorten

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lengthenverb

    Synonyms:
    elongate, extend (in space), stretch, draw out

  2. lengthenverb

    Synonyms:
    protract, continue, prolong, extend (in time), spin out

  3. lengthenverb

    Synonyms:
    become longer, grow longer, increase in length

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lengthenverb

    Synonyms:
    extend, elongate, stretch, prolong, protract, expatiate, amplify

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "lengthen":

    prolong, extend

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1056continue
#3446delay
#4532extend
#23567defer
#28220postpone
#32756prolong
#51983lengthen
#62038elongate
#75746procrastinate
#311639protract

How to use lengthen in a sentence?

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    There's no question that this will lengthen the amount of time it takes us to connect the dots.

  2. Author Unknown:

    To save time is to lengthen life.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  4. Jen Psaki:

    The president has made clear that he believes that through follow-on diplomacy, the United States seeks to lengthen and strengthen nuclear constraints on Iran and address other issues of concern. Iran must resume compliance with significant nuclear constraints under the deal in order for that to proceed, we would expect that some of his earlier conversations with foreign counterparts and foreign leaders will be with partners and allies and you would certainly anticipate that this would be part of the discussions.

  5. Atlanta OB-GYN Dr. Katherine Babaliaros:

    You make hormones that allow your joints to become lax during pregnancy to help the pelvis accommodate the baby and allow you to deliver, but it also causes the arches of your feet to fall and the foot to lengthen between 2 and 10 millimeters.


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