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extend

ex·tend

extend

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk stend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: extended, extending, extends
definition 1: to make longer in size or duration, or to move (a deadline, due date, or the like) further ahead in time.
This part of the sofa extends to make a bed.You should extend this paragraph by adding more details.Some people arrived late, so we had to extend the meeting.The hotel was so wonderful that we decided to extend our stay.The professor extended the deadline for the research papers.
synonyms:
elongate, lengthen, prolong, protract
antonyms:
abbreviate, abridge, curtail, reduce, shorten, truncate
similar words:
aggrandize, butt, continue, draw out, enlarge, expand, increase, protrude, renew, spread
definition 2: to put out or stretch out (an arm, hand, or other part of the body).
He extended his hand in a gesture of friendship, but the other man refused to take it.The turtle extended its neck to catch its prey.The injury made it impossible for me to fully extend my leg.
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synonyms:
outstretch, reach out, stretch
antonyms:
retract, withdraw
similar words:
offer, proffer, protrude, spread
definition 3: to stretch out over a gap.
They will extend the highway over this part of the river.
synonyms:
project, protrude, span, stretch
similar words:
overhang
definition 4: to give or offer openly (good wishes, offers of help or invitation, congratulations, or the like).
I hope you'll extend my condolences to your family.The head of the company extended the offer to her personally.
synonyms:
offer, proffer, tender
antonyms:
retract
similar words:
pay, present, propose, volunteer
definition 5: to make fuller or more comprehensive, as by developing or expanding.
The company extended the offer so that more types of people could take advantage of it.He thinks I should extend my insurance coverage to include collision.
synonyms:
broaden, enlarge, expand, widen
antonyms:
abridge, narrow
similar words:
butt, carry, develop, enhance, increase, magnify, maximize, piece
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to reach or stretch over an area.
This farm extends for many miles in that direction.
synonyms:
run, stretch
similar words:
carry, come, continue, go, range, reach, sprawl, spread, sweep
definition 2: to become or be made longer in size or duration.
This table extends so that it can seat twelve people.
synonyms:
continue, elongate, enlarge, expand, increase, lengthen, stretch
antonyms:
shorten
similar words:
proceed, reach, spread
definition 3: to last or continue
This promotional offer will extend through January.Although no longer in politics, his influence has extended for many years.
synonyms:
continue, last
derivations: extendible (extendable) (adj.), extender (n.)
Word Builder: extend +
  • extended:
    long or longer than usual.
Word Parts
The word extend contains the following part:
tend, tent, tens Latin root that means stretch