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Definition of "lengthen" []

  • To make or become longer. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lengthen" in a sentence
  • "The word Lent, however, comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lengthen, which means: Spring."
  • "That said, as interest rates come down and loan terms lengthen, microfinance loans become economically attractive to a wider range of businesses, and support longer term investments."
  • "Rocky Delgadillo warned the council that the ballot title could provoke a legal challenge and recommended that it use "lengthen" in the title while also saying that "change" was legally sufficient."