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"
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
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"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
To protract a speech by verbosity, through an unreasonable time, to, till, or until a late hour.
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How to use prolong in a sentence?
Brent futures continue rising ... after the Saudi Arabian Energy Minister expressed confidence that OPEC+ producers will prolong their output cuts program through the second half of 2019.
Venezuela's oil... should not be used as a bargaining tool to prop up dictators and prolong the usurpation of Venezuelan democracy.
They hid themselves on that fortress of an island and fought on alone to prolong the battle, they think they are still fighting, so I want to bring them home as soon as possible.
It's their offseason, i guess for me it was to see all those guys in the gym before their season starts and they're so dedicated and committed to what they do, especially those two guys, Peyton and Tom Brady. They're both in their mid-30s and they want to prolong their careers as much as they can.
The rules are a carefully-crafted compromise designed to protect the right of a majority to prevail while preserving the right of a minority to prolong debate.
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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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