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To make something continue or last longer - thesaurus

Synonyms

draw out

to make something continue longer than usual

drag out

to make something continue for longer than necessary

spin out

to make something last for a long time, usually longer than is good or necessary

prolong

verb

to make something last longer

perpetuate

verb

to make something such as a situation or process continue, especially one that is wrong, unfair, or dangerous

string out

to make something last longer than necessary

eke out

to make something such as money or food last as long as possible

keep

verb

to make something continue to operate or exist

extend

verb

to increase the time that something lasts

keep

verb

to make someone continue doing something

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More synonyms

hold over

to let a play or film continue for longer than was planned because it is so successful

keep the wheels turning

to make something continue to happen or operate

nurture

verb

to provide the necessary conditions for something to grow and develop

prolongation

noun

very formal the action of making something last longer

prolong the agony

to make an unpleasant feeling last longer, especially by making someone wait

renew

verb

to arrange for something to continue for a longer period of time

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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