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pro·long

 (prə-lông′, -lŏng′)
tr.v. pro·longed, pro·long·ing, pro·longs
To lengthen in duration; protract: factors that prolong the drug's effect.

[Middle English prolongen, from Old French prolonguer, from Late Latin prōlongāre : Latin prō-, forth; see pro-1 + Latin longus, long; see del- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·long′er n.

prolong

(prəˈlɒŋ) or

prolongate

vb
(tr) to lengthen in duration or space; extend
[C15: from Late Latin prōlongāre to extend, from Latin pro-1 + longus long]
prolongation n
proˈlonger n
proˈlongment n

pro•long

(prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ)

v.t.
1. to extend the duration of; cause to continue longer.
2. to make longer in spatial extent: to prolong a line.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin prōlongāre to lengthen =prō- pro-1 + -longāre, v. derivative of longus long1]
pro•long′a•ble, adj.
pro•long′a•bly, adv.
pro•long′er, n.
pro•long′ment, n.
syn: See lengthen.

prolong


Past participle: prolonged
Gerund: prolonging

Imperative
prolong
prolong
Present
I prolong
you prolong
he/she/it prolongs
we prolong
you prolong
they prolong
Preterite
I prolonged
you prolonged
he/she/it prolonged
we prolonged
you prolonged
they prolonged
Present Continuous
I am prolonging
you are prolonging
he/she/it is prolonging
we are prolonging
you are prolonging
they are prolonging
Present Perfect
I have prolonged
you have prolonged
he/she/it has prolonged
we have prolonged
you have prolonged
they have prolonged
Past Continuous
I was prolonging
you were prolonging
he/she/it was prolonging
we were prolonging
you were prolonging
they were prolonging
Past Perfect
I had prolonged
you had prolonged
he/she/it had prolonged
we had prolonged
you had prolonged
they had prolonged
Future
I will prolong
you will prolong
he/she/it will prolong
we will prolong
you will prolong
they will prolong
Future Perfect
I will have prolonged
you will have prolonged
he/she/it will have prolonged
we will have prolonged
you will have prolonged
they will have prolonged
Future Continuous
I will be prolonging
you will be prolonging
he/she/it will be prolonging
we will be prolonging
you will be prolonging
they will be prolonging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prolonging
you have been prolonging
he/she/it has been prolonging
we have been prolonging
you have been prolonging
they have been prolonging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prolonging
you will have been prolonging
he/she/it will have been prolonging
we will have been prolonging
you will have been prolonging
they will have been prolonging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prolonging
you had been prolonging
he/she/it had been prolonging
we had been prolonging
you had been prolonging
they had been prolonging
Conditional
I would prolong
you would prolong
he/she/it would prolong
we would prolong
you would prolong
they would prolong
Past Conditional
I would have prolonged
you would have prolonged
he/she/it would have prolonged
we would have prolonged
you would have prolonged
they would have prolonged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prolong - 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"
carry, extend - continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
lengthen - make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"
extend - prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
temporise, temporize - draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time; "The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"
spin out, spin - prolong or extend; "spin out a visit"
2.prolong - 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"
keep on, retain, continue, keep - allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"

prolong

prolong

verb
To make or become longer:
Mathematics: produce.
Translations
يُطيل
prodloužit
forlænge
framlengja, teygja úr
ilgasprailginimasprailgintipratęsimaspratęsti
pagarinātpaildzināt
uzatmak

prolong

[prəˈlɒŋ] VT [+ visit, life, war, recession] → prolongar, alargar
to prolong the agony this is just prolonging the agonyesto es sólo prolongar la agonía

prolong

[prəʊˈlɒŋ] vtprolonger
to prolong the agony → prolonger l'agonie

prolong

vtverlängern; (unpleasantly) process, painhinauszögern; (Fin) draftprolongieren; to prolong the agony (fig)das Leiden verlängern

prolong

[prəˈlɒŋ] vtprolungare

prolong

(prəˈloŋ) verb
to make longer. Please do not prolong the discussion unnecessarily.
prolongation (prouloŋˈgeiʃən) noun
proˈlonged adjective
very long. prolonged discussions.

prolong

v. prolongar, extender; retardar.

prolong

vt prolongar; to prolong death..prolongar la muerte
References in classic literature ?
The fascination of a gracious day and the leafy solitude of the canyon led them to prolong their ride beyond the proposed limit, and it became necessary towards sunset for them to seek some shorter cut home.
But it were folly to lay any stress on stories of this kind, which are sure to spring up around such an event as that now related, and which, as in the present case, sometimes prolong themselves for ages afterwards, like the toadstools that indicate where the fallen and buried trunk of a tree has long since mouldered into the earth.
To fill up Liberia with an ignorant, inexperienced, half-barbarized race, just escaped from the chains of slavery, would be only to prolong, for ages, the period of struggle and conflict which attends the inception of new enterprises.
When the forenoon was nearly gone, she recognized with a pang that this most splendid episode of her life was almost over, that nothing could prolong it, that nothing quite its equal could ever fall to her fortune again.
Could he by a touch of his finger have instantly taken back his wife, there would have been a motive; but his coming would probably prolong rather than break up the party.
I was an intellectual epicure, and wished to prolong the gratification of making this novel and piquant acquaintance: besides, I was for a while troubled with a haunting fear that if I handled the flower freely its bloom would fade--the sweet charm of freshness would leave it.
Her father invariably spent that day alone in the library; and walked, at dusk, as far as Gimmerton kirkyard, where he would frequently prolong his stay beyond midnight.
Henceforth I flie not Death, nor would prolong Life much, bent rather how I may be quit Fairest and easiest of this combrous charge, Which I must keep till my appointed day Of rendring up.
ur-de-Lion's mortal enemy, was using every species of influence with the Duke of Austria, to prolong the captivity of his brother Richard, to whom he stood indebted for so many favours.
Roque kept them in suspense in this way for a while; but he had no desire to prolong their distress, which might be seen a bowshot off, and turning to the captains he said, "Sirs, will your worships be pleased of your courtesy to lend me sixty crowns, and her ladyship the regent's wife eighty, to satisfy this band that follows me, for 'it is by his singing the abbot gets his dinner;' and then you may at once proceed on your journey, free and unhindered, with a safe-conduct which I shall give you, so that if you come across any other bands of mine that I have scattered in these parts, they may do you no harm; for I have no intention of doing injury to soldiers, or to any woman, especially one of quality.
The last is necessary to enable the people, when they see reason to approve of his conduct, to continue him in his station, in order to prolong the utility of his talents and virtues, and to secure to the government the advantage of permanency in a wise system of administration.
What, therefore, the wage-labourer appropriates by means of his labour, merely suffices to prolong and reproduce a bare existence.