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extend

ex·tend

extend

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk stend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: extended, extending, extends
definition 1: to make longer in size; make last longer.
We extended the ladder so that it would reach the top of the tree.The teacher extended recess by fifteen minutes.
synonyms:
lengthen, prolong
antonyms:
abbreviate, reduce, shorten
similar words:
draw out, enlarge, expand, increase, renew, spread
definition 2: to stretch out.
He extended his hand in greeting.
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synonyms:
reach out, stretch
antonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
offer, protrude, spread
definition 3: to give or offer.
We would like to extend our help to you.
synonyms:
offer
similar words:
present, propose, volunteer
derivations: extendible (extendable) (adj.), extender (n.)
Word Builder: extend +
  • extended:
    long or longer than usual.
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