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1. extend  (verb) 
extend one''s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"

  Also known as: stretch


  More Specific:
spread-eagle - stretch out completely
crane / stretch out - stretch (the neck) so as to see better


  More Generic:
    tense     strain     tense up


2. extend  (verb) 
thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"



  More Specific:
hyperextend - extend a joint beyond its normal range


  More Generic:
    gesticulate     gesture     motion


3. extend  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: stretch


  More Generic:
    increase


  Verb Group:
    adulterate     stretch     dilute     debase


4. extend  (verb) 
continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

  Also known as: carry


  More Generic:
    continue


  Verb Group:
    prolong     protract     extend     draw out     extend


5. extend  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: prolong, protract, draw out


  More Specific:
extend - prolong the time allowed for payment of
temporize / temporise - draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
spin / spin out - prolong or extend


  More Generic:
    lengthen


  Verb Group:
    carry     extend


6. extend  (verb) 
prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"



  More Generic:
    prolong     protract     extend     draw out


  Verb Group:
    carry     extend


7. extend  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: widen, broaden


  More Specific:
broaden - make broader
territorialize / territorialise - extend by adding territory
globalize / globalise - make world-wide in scope or application
stretch - extend the scope or meaning of


  More Generic:
    increase


  Verb Group:
    extend     expand


8. extend  (verb) 
expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

  Also known as: expand


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


  Verb Group:
    widen     broaden     extend


9. extend  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: strain


  More Specific:
overstrain / overextend - strain excessively
tax / task - use to the limit


  More Generic:
    use     utilize     utilise     apply     employ


10. extend  (verb) 
open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"



  More Generic:
    straighten     straighten out


  Verb Group:
    unfold     stretch     stretch out     extend


11. extend  (verb) 
cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"

  Also known as: gallop


  Category:
    riding / horseback riding / riding / horseback riding / equitation

  More Generic:
    ride     sit


12. extend  (verb) 
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

  Also known as: unfold, stretch, stretch out


  More Generic:
    change shape     change form     deform


  Verb Group:
    extend


13. extend  (verb) 
offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"

  Also known as: offer


  More Generic:
    give     pay


  Verb Group:
    extend     offer


14. extend  (verb) 
make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

  Also known as: offer


  More Generic:
    supply     provide     render     furnish


  Verb Group:
    offer     extend


15. extend  (verb) 
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 ex

  Also known as: run, go, pass, lead


  More Specific:
come - extend or reach
radiate / ray - extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
go far / go deep - extend in importance or range


  More Generic:
    be


  See Also:
    reach     extend to     touch     line     run along


  Verb Group:
    range     run


16. extend  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: cover


  More Specific:
cross / traverse / span / sweep - to cover or extend over an area or time period
sweep - cover the entire range of
overlap - extend over and cover a part of
spread / overspread - spread across or over
ridge - extend in ridges
dot / stud / constellate - scatter or intersperse like dots or studs


  More Generic:
    be


  Verb Group:
    cover


17. extend  (verb) 
reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"

  Also known as: poke out, reach out


  More Generic:
    be


 

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