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Let's elongate our meeting for ten more minutes.

Hi,

Does the above sound right to you? If yes, could I use "lengthen/extend/stretch/prolong" to replace "elongate" without making a change in meaning? Thanks.
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AngliholicLet's elongate our meeting for ten more minutes.

Hi,

Does the above sound right to you? If yes, could I use "lengthen/extend/stretch/prolong" to replace "elongate" without making a change in meaning? Thanks.
Let's prolong our meeting for ten more minutes. (I think 'elongate' is not the appropriate word. The other words are not suitable.)
I took the liberty of changing the title from ... one more minutes to ... ten more minutes.

prolong and extend are OK for time (but not elongate). stretch might work, but it's somewhat unusual.

extend, elongate, and stretch (but not prolong) are OK for the physical length of an object.

CJ
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CalifJimI took the liberty of changing the title from ... one more minutes to ... ten more minutes.

prolong and extend are OK for time (but not elongate). stretch might work, but it's somewhat unusual.

extend, elongate, and stretch (but not prolong) are OK for the physical length of an object.

CJ

I agree. I missed out the word 'extend'.
CalifJimI took the liberty of changing the title from ... one more minutes to ... ten more minutes.

prolong and extend are OK for time (but not elongate). stretch might work, but it's somewhat unusual.

extend, elongate, and stretch (but not prolong) are OK for the physical length of an object.

CJ

Thanks, Yoong and Jim.

But I'm a bit confused now. If the meeting is supposed to last 30 minutes originally but we decide to change it to 40 minutes, how should I say it? Do the following convey the same idea and do the trick? If not, how would you reword them? Thanks.

1.) Let's prolong/extend our meeting to 40 minutes.

2.) Let's prolong/extend our meeting for ten more minutes.

By the way, is the following usage of elongate right? If this table/rope/chair is one meter in length, I want to make them 2 meters.

I want to elongate this table/rope/chair/window to 2 meters.

I want to extend/stretch this table/rope/chair/window for one more meters.
You can extend the meeting for ten more minutes or extend it to 40 minutes.
prolong isn't used as much in this context, but you might prolong the meeting for ten more minutes. I don't think I would say prolong to 40 minutes in this case.

elongate is not normally used in the context you've given. What you need here is something like these.

I want to lengthen the X to two meters.
I want to lengthen the X another [two meters / meter].
I want to lengthen the X by [two meters / [a / one] meter].

(not one meters, by the way!)

CJ
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CalifJimYou can extend the meeting for ten more minutes or extend it to 40 minutes.
prolong isn't used as much in this context, but you might prolong the meeting for ten more minutes. I don't think I would say prolong to 40 minutes in this case.

elongate is not normally used in the context you've given. What you need here is something like these.

I want to lengthen the X to two meters.
I want to lengthen the X another [two meters / meter].
I want to lengthen the X by [two meters / [a / one] meter].

(not one meters, by the way!)

CJ

Thanks, Jim.

Got it.

But I can't find in my dictionary instances with "elongate," and all of my sentences are not very good. Therefore, could you make a few examples with "elongate" for me so that I know how to use the word correctly? Thanks again.
Have you tried Google?

CJ
Angliholic
CalifJimYou can extend the meeting for ten more minutes or extend it to 40 minutes.
prolong isn't used as much in this context, but you might prolong the meeting for ten more minutes. I don't think I would say prolong to 40 minutes in this case.

CJ

But I can't find in my dictionary instances with "elongate," and all of my sentences are not very good. Therefore, could you make a few examples with "elongate" for me so that I know how to use the word correctly? Thanks again.

Elongate= to become or make something longer, and often thinner.

The cells elongate as they take in water.
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