Prolong: he had certainly taken his time, even protracting the process
More example sentences
- To deprive a successful litigant of interest on his or her legal costs is to encourage the losing side to delay and protract the assessment process.
- The ‘winner-take-all electoral vote’ practice can avoid prolonged county by county vote count, which will inevitably protract the delivery of a new president.
- We've been in such a hurry for all these years for one main reason - the more the negotiations are protracted, the more difficult they become, which can be easily noticed.
mid 16th century: from Latin protract- 'prolonged', from the verb protrahere, from pro- 'out' + trahere 'to draw'.