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extend

verb (v)

  • extend in scope or range or area (verb.change)
    Synonym: broaden, widen
    Example:
    The law was extended to all citizens.
    Extend your backyard.
    source: wordnet30
  • stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point (verb.stative)
    Synonym: go, lead, pass, run
    Example:
    My memory extends back to my fourth year of life.
    The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets.
    source: wordnet30
  • span an interval of distance, space or time (verb.stative)
    Synonym: continue, cover
    Example:
    The war extended over five years.
    My land extends over the hills on the horizon.
    source: wordnet30
  • make available; provide (verb.possession)
    Synonym: offer
    Example:
    Extend a loan.
    source: wordnet30
  • thrust or extend out (verb.body)
    Example:
    Extend a hand.
    source: wordnet30
  • reach outward in space (verb.stative)
    Synonym: poke out, reach out
    Example:
    The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk.
    source: wordnet30
  • offer verbally (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Extend my greetings.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body (verb.body)
    Synonym: stretch
    Example:
    Extend your right arm above your head.
    source: wordnet30
  • expand the influence of (verb.change)
    Synonym: expand
    Example:
    The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent.
    source: wordnet30
  • lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer (verb.change)
    Example:
    She extended her visit by another day.
    source: wordnet30
  • extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Extend the TV antenna.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move at full gallop (verb.motion)
    Synonym: gallop
    source: wordnet30
  • open or straighten out; unbend (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Can we extend the legs of this dining table?.
    source: wordnet30
  • use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: strain
    Example:
    He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro.
    source: wordnet30
  • prolong the time allowed for payment of (verb.change)
    Example:
    Extend the loan.
    source: wordnet30
  • continue or extend (verb.change)
    Synonym: carry
    Example:
    The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces.
    source: wordnet30
  • increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance (verb.change)
    Example:
    Extend the casserole with a little rice.
    source: wordnet30
  • To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to extend a cord across the street. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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