Synonyms of protract
1 extendDictionary • The appearance of a rebel splinter group will merely protract the civil war.
extend • They have extended the deadline by 24 hours.
prolong • He said foreign military aid was prolonging the war.
lengthen • They want to lengthen the school day.
drag on or out
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extendIf you extend something, you make it last longer than before or end at a later date.
• They have extended the deadline by 24 hours.
• They want to lengthen the school day.
Thesaurus for protract from the Collins English Thesaurus
to lengthen or extend (a speech, etc); prolong in time