Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb extend

17 senses of extend

Sense 1
widen, broaden, extend -- (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")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 2
run, go, pass, lead, extend -- (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")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")
          Phrasal Verb-> extend to#1

Sense 3
cover, continue, extend -- (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")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 4
extend, offer -- (make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 5
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth -- (thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 6
extend, poke out, reach out -- (reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 7
offer, extend -- (offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy")
       => give, pay -- (convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention")

Sense 8
stretch, extend -- (extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head")
       => tense, strain, tense up -- (cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up")

Sense 9
extend, expand -- (expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 10
prolong, protract, extend, draw out -- (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")
       => lengthen -- (make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please")

Sense 11
unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend -- (extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 12
gallop, extend -- (cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?")
       => ride, sit -- (sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare")

Sense 13
extend -- (open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?")
       => straighten, straighten out -- (make straight)

Sense 14
strain, extend -- (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")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 15
extend -- (prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan")
       => prolong, protract, extend, draw out -- (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")

Sense 16
carry, extend -- (continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces")
       => continue -- (exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks")

Sense 17
extend, stretch -- (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")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

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