What is the definition of extend?

Definitions for extend

  • verb - extend one's limbs or muscles
  • verb - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
  • 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"
  • verb - continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
  • 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"
  • verb - prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
  • 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"
  • verb - expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
  • 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"
  • verb - open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
  • verb - cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
  • 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"
  • verb - offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
  • verb - make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
  • verb - stretch out over a distance
  • verb - span an interval of distance
  • verb - reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
  • Pronounciation of extend

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    Synonyms for extend

    exsert stretch forth draw out strain run cover stretch out carry widen gallop go continue put out prolong broaden unfold pass poke out stretch hold out protract expand offer lead reach out

    Antonyms for extend

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    Holonyms for extend

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    Hypernyms for extend

    strain motion prolong change utilize straighten change shape pay furnish tense up increase protract alter utilise straighten out change form supply be gesticulate continue extend modify apply ride deform provide tense gesture lengthen draw out use employ sit give render

    Hyponyms for extend

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

    Meronyms for extend

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    Sounds like extend

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