Definition of Extend

1. Verb. Extend in scope or range or area. "Extend your backyard"

Exact synonyms: Broaden, Widen
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Broaden, Territorialise, Territorialize, Globalise, Globalize, Stretch
Related verbs: Expand
Derivative terms: Extension, Extensive, Extent



2. Verb. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point. "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
Exact synonyms: Go, Lead, Pass, Run
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Come, Radiate, Ray, Go Deep, Go Far
Related verbs: Range, Run
Also: Extend To, Run Along
Derivative terms: Extent

3. Verb. Span an interval of distance, space or time. "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
Exact synonyms: Continue, Cover
Related verbs: Cover
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Cross, Span, Sweep, Traverse, Sweep, Overlap, Overspread, Spread, Ridge, Constellate, Dot, Stud
Derivative terms: Extent

4. Verb. Make available; provide. "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
Exact synonyms: Offer
Related verbs: Offer
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Offer

5. Verb. Thrust or extend out. "The bee exserted its sting"
Exact synonyms: Exsert, Hold Out, Put Out, Stretch Forth, Stretch Out
Specialized synonyms: Hyperextend
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Extendible, Extensible, Extensor

6. Verb. Reach outward in space. "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
Exact synonyms: Poke Out, Reach Out
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Extendible, Extensible

7. Verb. Offer verbally. "He offered his sympathy"
Exact synonyms: Offer
Generic synonyms: Give, Pay
Related verbs: Offer
Derivative terms: Offer, Offering

8. Verb. Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body. "Extend your right arm above your head"
Exact synonyms: Stretch
Generic synonyms: Strain, Tense, Tense Up
Specialized synonyms: Spread-eagle, Crane, Stretch Out
Derivative terms: Extension, Extensor, Stretch, Stretching

9. Verb. Expand the influence of. "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
Exact synonyms: Expand
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Broaden, Widen
Derivative terms: Expandible, Expansive

10. Verb. Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer. "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
Exact synonyms: Draw Out, Prolong, Protract
Related verbs: Carry
Generic synonyms: Lengthen
Specialized synonyms: Temporise, Temporize, Spin, Spin Out
Derivative terms: Extendible, Prolongation, Prolongation, Prolongation, Protraction, Protraction

11. Verb. Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length. "Extend the TV antenna"
Exact synonyms: Stretch, Stretch Out, Unfold
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Derivative terms: Extensible

12. Verb. Cause to move at full gallop. "The men extend the horses across the field"; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
Exact synonyms: Gallop
Category relationships: Horseback Riding, Riding, Equitation, Horseback Riding, Riding
Generic synonyms: Ride, Sit
Derivative terms: Gallop

13. Verb. Open or straighten out; unbend. "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
Generic synonyms: Straighten, Straighten Out
Related verbs: Stretch, Stretch Out, Unfold
Derivative terms: Extendible, Extensible

14. Verb. Use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity. "Don't strain your mind too much"
Exact synonyms: Strain
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Specialized synonyms: Overextend, Overstrain, Task, Tax
Derivative terms: Strain, Strain, Straining

15. Verb. Prolong the time allowed for payment of. "Extend the loan"
Related verbs: Carry
Generic synonyms: Draw Out, Prolong, Protract
Derivative terms: Extendible

16. Verb. Continue or extend. "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
Exact synonyms: Carry
Generic synonyms: Continue
Related verbs: Draw Out, Prolong, Protract
Derivative terms: Carry

17. Verb. Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance. "Extend the casserole with a little rice"
Exact synonyms: Stretch
Generic synonyms: Increase
Related verbs: Adulterate, Debase, Dilute, Load, Stretch

Definition of Extend

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Extend

1. Verb. (intransitive) To increase in extent. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To possess a certain extent. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause to increase in extent. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To straighten (a limb). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Extend

1. to stretch out to full length [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Extend

1. To straighten a limb, to diminish or extinguish the angle formed by flexion; to place the distal segment of a limb in such a position that its axis is continuous with that of the proximal segment. Origin: L. Ex-tendo, pp. -tensus, to stretch out (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extend

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Literary usage of Extend

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"Order for liberty to let an infant's estate, without a reference to the Master: the property being small: but not to extend to building leases, ..."

2. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1892)
"It seems scarcely to admit of controversy, that the judiciary authority of the Union ought to extend to these several descriptions of cases: 1st, ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"AN ACT to extend the provisions of the act to authorize certain officers and other persons to administer oaths, approved May the 3d, 1798. ..."

4. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1888)
"It seems scarcely to admit of controversy, that the judiciary authority of the Union ought to extend to these several descriptions of cases: 1st, ..."

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