Definition of extend :
1. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
2. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
3. To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to extend power or influence; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment or a season of trail.
4. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
5. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.
6. To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to extend a cord across the street.
7. To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
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expand (part of speech: verb)
extend (part of speech: verb)
continue (part of speech: verb)
give (part of speech: verb)
deliver, fund, award, serve, consign, dole, ascribe, help, attribute, supply, allot, dispense, assign, assist, share, pledge, devote, shower, expend, lend, disburse, pay, donate, allow, contribute, bequeath, provide, ration, lavish, furnish, send
offer (part of speech: verb)
increase (part of speech: verb)
elevate, increment, raise, magnify, upgrade, burgeon, augment, heighten, multiply, accrue, reinforce, expand, increase, enlarge, advance, inflate, boost, maximize, grow, broaden, fatten, widen, amplify, add, lengthen
- Looking over my shoulder, I saw that by turning to the right I might soon get clear of the herd, which did not extend far on that side. - "Afar in the Forest", W.H.G. Kingston.
- The medium height of these mountains of sand is not greater than fifteen metres, and all together they do not extend into the land for more than a French league. - "Holland, v. 1 (of 2)", Edmondo de Amicis.
- Colonel Chesnut dismounted so as the better to use his glass, and at that moment the column formed into line, by which the wind struck the flag so as to extend it, and it was plainly revealed to be that of the United States. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.