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ex·tend

extend

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk stend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: extends, extending, extended
definition 1: to make longer in size or time.
We extended the ladder so that it would reach the top of the tree.The government extended his work permit.
antonyms:
reduce
similar words:
expand, increase, spread
definition 2: to reach or stretch over an area.
These mountains extend for many miles.
similar words:
continue, go, spread, sweep
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derivations: extendible (extendable) (adj.), extender (n.)
Word Builder: extend +
  • extended:
    long or longer than usual.
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