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Definition of extend (verb)

  1. extend in scope or range or area
    • "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
    • synonyms: broaden, widen
  2. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    • "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
    • synonyms: go, lead, pass, run
  3. span an interval of distance, space or time
    • "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
    • synonyms: continue, cover
  4. make available; provide
    • "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
    • synonyms: offer
  5. thrust or extend out
  6. reach outward in space
  7. offer verbally
    • "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
    • synonyms: offer
  8. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
    • "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
    • synonyms: stretch
  9. expand the influence of
    • "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
    • synonyms: expand
  10. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    • "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
    • synonyms: draw out, prolong, protract
  11. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    • "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
    • synonyms: stretch, stretch out, unfold
  12. cause to move at full gallop
    • "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
    • synonyms: gallop
  13. open or straighten out; unbend
    • "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
  14. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
    • "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
    • synonyms: strain
  15. prolong the time allowed for payment of
    • "extend the loan"
  16. continue or extend
    • "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
    • synonyms: carry
  17. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
    • "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
    • synonyms: stretch
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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