prolong

Meaning(s)

1. extend the duration or extent of something

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prolong an issue/contract

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To prolong is a verb which means to make longer or to extend the length or duration of something. This word is usually associated with time or space.

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  1. I applied to extend my visa so that I could prolong my stay in the country without breaking the law.
  2. The ongoing war in the region has prolonged the suffering of the people living there.

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  1. By failing to address the issue, we are merely prolonging it. We need to tackle it now!
  2. I'm very happy at the company, so I agreed to prolong my contract a further year.

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