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Meaning & Definition of Extend in English

English

Extend

/ɪkstɛnd/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • widen
  • ,
  • broaden
  • ,
  • extend

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • run
  • ,
  • go
  • ,
  • pass
  • ,
  • lead
  • ,
  • extend

3. 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"
  • "The archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
    synonym:
  • cover
  • ,
  • continue
  • ,
  • extend

4. Make available

  • Provide
  • "Extend a loan"
  • "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
    synonym:
  • extend
  • ,
  • offer

5. Thrust or extend out

  • "He held out his hand"
  • "Point a finger"
  • "Extend a hand"
  • "The bee exserted its sting"
    synonym:
  • exsert
  • ,
  • stretch out
  • ,
  • put out
  • ,
  • extend
  • ,
  • hold out
  • ,
  • stretch forth

6. Reach outward in space

  • "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
    synonym:
  • extend
  • ,
  • poke out
  • ,
  • reach out

7. Offer verbally

  • "Extend my greetings"
  • "He offered his sympathy"
    synonym:
  • offer
  • ,
  • extend

8. Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

  • "Stretch your legs!"
  • "Extend your right arm above your head"
    synonym:
  • stretch
  • ,
  • extend

9. Expand the influence of

  • "The king extended his rule to the eastern part of the continent"
    synonym:
  • extend
  • ,
  • expand

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • prolong
  • ,
  • protract
  • ,
  • extend
  • ,
  • draw out

11. Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

  • "Unfold the newspaper"
  • "Stretch out that piece of cloth"
  • "Extend the tv antenna"
    synonym:
  • unfold
  • ,
  • stretch
  • ,
  • stretch out
  • ,
  • extend

12. Cause to move at full gallop

  • "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
    synonym:
  • gallop
  • ,
  • extend

13. Open or straighten out

  • Unbend
  • "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
    synonym:
  • extend

14. 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"
    synonym:
  • strain
  • ,
  • extend

15. Prolong the time allowed for payment of

  • "Extend the loan"
    synonym:
  • extend

16. Continue or extend

  • "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"
  • "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • extend

17. 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"
    synonym:
  • extend
  • ,
  • stretch

Examples of using

I want to extend my stay here for a few more days.