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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 ?
I know whom I may bully and whom I must flatter; and I thus prolong my life to a good old age.
said Levin, pointing to Laska, who with one ear raised, wagging the end of her shaggy tail, came slowly back as though she would prolong the pleasure, and as it were smiling, brought the dead bird to her master.
My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into Your delightful retirement.
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.
And if he could expect to prolong his honors by his good conduct, he might hesitate to sacrifice his appetite for them to his appetite for gain.
in conversation, and more or less prolong the syllable "ohl" according as they desire to express different shades of meaning or of mood).
You must know that when I was in Berlin I frequently used to hear the Berliners repeat, and repellently prolong, a certain phrase--namely, 'Ja wohl
It is a lovely night, and why should we not prolong our ride a little?
He had, in fact, ridden quite at random for over an hour, taking any turning that came to hand in order to prolong companionship with her, and giving far more attention to Tess's moonlit person than to any wayside object.
It was useless to prolong the discussion: everybody knew the melancholy fate of the few gentlemen who had risked their clean linen in municipal or state politics in New York.
But he luffed the boat less delicately, spilling the wind shamelessly from the sail so as to prolong the tack to the north shore.
He mentioned the beauties of his native country and asked us if those were not sufficient allurements to induce us to prolong our journey as far north as Perth, where he resided.