HyperDic: lengthen

English > 2 senses of the word lengthen:
VERBchangelengthenmake longer
changelengthenbecome long / long or longer
lengthen > pronunciation
Soundsleh'ngkthahn; leh'ngthahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > lengthen: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake longer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey lengthen the cape
Example"Lengthen this skirt, please"
Cause tolengthenBecome long / long or longer
Narrowerelongate, stretchmake long or longer by pulling and stretching
prolong, protract, extend, draw outlengthen in time
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Oppositeshortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
Spanishalargar, prolongar
Catalanallargar, prolongar
English > lengthen: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome long / long or longer.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"In Spring, the days lengthen"
Caused bylengthenmake longer
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
OppositeshortenBecome short or shorter
Spanishalargarse, alargar, alongar, prolongar
Catalanallargar-se, allargar, prolongar

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