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Synonyms for extend

Verb

1. widen, broaden, extend, increase
usage: extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
2. run, go, pass, lead, extend, be
usage: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
3. cover, continue, extend, be
usage: span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
4. extend, offer, supply, provide, render, furnish
usage: make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
5. exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth, gesticulate, gesture, motion
usage: thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
6. extend, poke out, reach out, be
usage: reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
7. offer, extend, give, pay
usage: offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
8. stretch, extend, tense, strain, tense up
usage: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
9. extend, expand, change, alter, modify
usage: expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
10. prolong, protract, extend, draw out, lengthen
usage: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
11. unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend, change shape, change form, deform
usage: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
12. gallop, extend, ride, sit
usage: cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
13. extend, straighten, straighten out
usage: open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
14. strain, extend, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
usage: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
15. extend, prolong, protract, extend, draw out
usage: prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
16. carry, extend, continue
usage: continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
17. extend, stretch, increase
usage: increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
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