Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb elongate

1 sense of elongate

Sense 1
elongate, stretch -- (make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric")
       => lengthen -- (make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please")

Antonyms of adj elongate

2 senses of elongate

Sense 1
linear, elongate -- ((of a leaf shape) long and narrow)

INDIRECT (VIA simple) -> compound -- (composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads")

Sense 2
elongate, elongated -- (having notably more length than width; being long and slender; "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame")

INDIRECT (VIA long) -> short -- ((primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss")

Similarity of adj elongate

2 senses of elongate

Sense 1
linear, elongate -- ((of a leaf shape) long and narrow)
       => simple (vs. compound), unsubdivided -- ((botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions)

Sense 2
elongate, elongated -- (having notably more length than width; being long and slender; "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame")
       => long (vs. short) -- (primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long")

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