Extend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstend|  American pronunciation of the word extend
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɛnd|  British pronunciation of the word extend
- extend in scope or range or area (syn: broaden, widen)
- stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point (syn: go, lead, pass, run)
- span an interval of distance, space or time (syn: continue, cover)
- make available; provide (syn: offer)
- thrust or extend out (syn: hold out, put out, stretch out)
- reach outward in space (syn: reach out)
- offer verbally (syn: offer)
- extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body (syn: stretch)
- expand the influence of (syn: expand)
- lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer (syn: draw out, prolong, protract)
- extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length (syn: stretch, stretch out, unfold)
- cause to move at full gallop (syn: gallop)
- open or straighten out; unbend
- use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity (syn: strain)
- prolong the time allowed for payment of
- continue or extend (syn: carry)
- increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance (syn: stretch)


He extended a hand in greeting.

sitting with both legs fully extended

The table measures eight feet long when it is fully extended.

The table extends to eight feet in length.

The woods extend for miles to the west.

Their knowledge of the family's history extends back to colonial times.

Their influence extends well beyond their immediate circle of friends.

His popularity extends from coast to coast.

The forest extends beyond the border.

The border extends to the river.

The plateau extends for many miles.

The way in which this inn had gone on extending.

We extended the fence to the edge of our property.

The cold wave extended into March.

His power extends over the whole country.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: extend
he/she/it: extends
present participle: extending
past tense: extended
past participle: extended
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