HyperDic: prolong

English > 2 senses of the word prolong:
VERBchangeprolong, protract, extend, draw outlengthen in time
stativeprolong, sustain, keep uplengthen or extend in duration or space
prolong > pronunciation
Soundsprahlao'ng
Rhymesalong ... yearlong: 33 rhymes with aong...
English > prolong: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninglengthen in time; cause to be or last / last longer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We prolonged our stay"
Synonymsprotract, extend, draw out
Narrowerextendprolong the time allowed for payment of
spin, spin outprolong or extend
temporize, temporisedraw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
Broaderlengthenmake longer
Similar tocarry, extendContinue or extend
Spanishalargar, extenderse, prolongar
Catalanallargar, estendre's, prolongar
Nounsprolongationthe act of prolonging something
prolongationamount or degree or range to which something extends
prolongationthe consequence of being lengthened in duration
English > prolong: 2 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaninglengthen or extend in duration or space.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "prolong the treatment of the patient"
Synonymssustain, keep up
Narrowerretain, continue, keep, keep onAllow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
Broadercontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishprolongar, sostener
Nounsprolongationthe act of prolonging something
prolongationthe consequence of being lengthened in duration

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