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Definition:

  1. [verb] 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: widen, broaden

  2. [verb] 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: run, go, pass, lead

  3. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: cover

  4. [verb] make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
    Synonyms: offer

  5. [verb] thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
    Synonyms: exsert, stretch out, put out, hold out, stretch forth

  6. [verb] reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
    Synonyms: poke out, reach out

  7. [verb] offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
    Synonyms: offer

  8. [verb] extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
    Synonyms: stretch

  9. [verb] expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
    Synonyms: expand

  10. [verb] 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: prolong, protract, draw out

  11. [verb] 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: unfold, stretch, stretch out

  12. [verb] cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
    Synonyms: gallop

  13. [verb] open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"

  14. [verb] 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. [verb] prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"

  16. [verb] continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
    Synonyms: carry

  17. [verb] 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

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