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    extend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word extend

    Definition
    (verb) extend in scope or range or area
    Synonyms : broaden , widen
    Example Sentence
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
    Definition
    (verb) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    Synonyms : go , lead , pass , run
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) span an interval of distance, space or time
    Synonyms : continue , cover
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) make available; provide
    Synonyms : offer
    Example Sentence
    • extend a loan
    • The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages
    Definition
    (verb) thrust or extend out
    Example Sentence
    • He held out his hand
    • point a finger
    • extend a hand
    • the bee exserted its sting
    Definition
    (verb) reach outward in space
    Synonyms : poke out , reach out
    Example Sentence
    • The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk
    Definition
    (verb) offer verbally
    Synonyms : offer
    Example Sentence
    • extend my greetings
    • He offered his sympathy
    Definition
    (verb) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
    Synonyms : stretch
    Example Sentence
    • Stretch your legs!
    • Extend your right arm above your head
    Definition
    (verb) expand the influence of
    Synonyms : expand
    Example Sentence
    • The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent
    Definition
    (verb) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    Synonyms : draw out , prolong , protract
    Example Sentence
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight
    Definition
    (verb) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    Synonyms : stretch , stretch out , unfold
    Example Sentence
    • Unfold the newspaper
    • stretch out that piece of cloth
    • extend the TV antenna
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move at full gallop
    Synonyms : gallop
    Example Sentence
    • Did you gallop the horse just now?
    Definition
    (verb) open or straighten out; unbend
    Example Sentence
    • Can we extend the legs of this dining table?
    Definition
    (verb) use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
    Synonyms : strain
    Example Sentence
    • He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro
    • Don't strain your mind too much
    Definition
    (verb) prolong the time allowed for payment of
    Example Sentence
    • extend the loan
    Definition
    (verb) continue or extend
    Synonyms : carry
    Example Sentence
    • The civil war carried into the neighboring province
    • The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces
    Definition
    (verb) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
    Synonyms : stretch
    Example Sentence
    • stretch the soup by adding some more cream
    • extend the casserole with a little rice
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