lengthen lengthen  /ˈlɛŋ θən/


  1. (v) make longer
  2. (v) become long or longer



  1. But the breadth of the coalition he has created if it holds together may well lengthen the odds against his being able to move forward in any direction.
  2. As life spans lengthen, pensions tighten and workplace rules change, hopping from full-time work to full-time leisure is appearing less realistic and, to some, less desirable.
  3. Under the plan, lenders would be encouraged to lengthen loan terms and make other adjustments in order to lower monthly payments to help borrowers keep their homes.


  1. Health advantages of Medicare Advantage: Column

    One way to lengthen the financial solvency of program while improving health outcomes.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: USA Today

  2. 'Simpler': Cass Sunstein on the Future of Government

    In the past few years, the United States government has issued fewer regulations and worked to eliminate or improve existing ones. Cass R. Sunstein led many of these changes as administrator for the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In his new book, Simpler: The Future of Government , Sunstein talks about how a more streamlined government can improve health, lengthen ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Knowledge at Wharton

  3. Accenture Tumbles as Sales Miss Estimates, Badly

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Accenture shares plummeted after announcing less-than-expected revenue. Accenture lost 10% to close at $71.95 on Friday. Revenue fell short of analysts' forecasts for the quarter, which ended in May. While bookings increased year over year by 14%, "the duration of bookings continues to lengthen out, limiting the near-term benefit to revenue," wrote Bank of America analysts ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com


  1. "The outlook for economic growth has worsened," Bernanke said. "The heightened financial turmoil that we have experienced of late may well lengthen the period of weak economic performance."
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Playing in the American League will lengthen his career," Bowden said. "He's capable of hitting .300 this year and next year. He still has the ability to hit 15 home runs."
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Jim Bowden Source: SI.com

  3. "At the end of the day, their departure was brought about by peaceful, democratic politics and not by the use of violence, which at all times did nothing more than lengthen the duration of their stay," Bradley said.
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Dominic Bradley Source: Forbes

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