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Synonyms 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.

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

  1. prolong

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

    Antonyms:
    curtail, shorten, contract, discontinue

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prolongverb

    Synonyms:
    lengthen, protract, extend, continue, draw out

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "prolong":

    extend, lengthen, protract

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How to use prolong in a sentence?

  1. Tiger Woods:

    Just Father Time and some procedures Ive had over the time. Just the way its going to be, one of the reasons why Im playing less tournaments this year is that I can hopefully prolong my career, and be out here for a little bit longer.

  2. Albino Oliveira:

    We'll see what happens in parliament, if lawmakers reject the government program it will prolong uncertainty, but if it is approved it will stabilize the situation.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every time you go to the zoo, you prolong the captivity of the animals there! If no one goes to the zoos, there will be no zoos! Destroying the evil is very simple and it is in your hand!

  4. Rory McIlroy:

    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.

  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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