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  Definition of Extend
  1. extend one''s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
  2. thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
  3. 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"
  4. continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
  5. 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"
  6. prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
  7. 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"
  8. expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
  9. 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"
  10. open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
  11. cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
  12. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
  13. offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
  14. make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
  15. 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 ex
  16. 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"
  17. reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
Similar Words: stretch, exsert, stretch out, put out, hold out, stretch forth, carry, prolong, protract, draw out, widen, broaden, expand, strain, gallop, unfold, offer, run, go, pass, lead, cover, poke out, reach out


See Also: reach, extend to, touch, line, run along


Hyponyms: spread-eagle, crane, stretch out, hyperextend, temporize, temporise, spin, spin out, broaden, territorialize, territorialise, globalize, globalise, stretch, overstrain, overextend, tax, task, come, radiate, ray, go far, go deep, cross, traverse, span, sweep, overlap, spread, overspread, ridge, dot, stud, constellate


Grouped Verbs: adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase, prolong, protract, draw out, carry, expand, widen, broaden, unfold, stretch out, offer, range, run, cover


Derivational Morphology: extension, extensor muscle, extensor, stretch, stretching, carry, lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction, perpetuation, lengthening, extent, striving, nisus, pains, strain, straining, gallop, offer, offering


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