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English verb: extend

1. extend (change) extend in scope or range or area


SamplesThe law was extended to all citizens.
Widen the range of applications.
Broaden your horizon.
Extend your backyard.


Synonymsbroaden, widen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)broaden, globalise, globalize, stretch, territorialise, territorialize


Verb groupexpand, extend

2. extend (stative) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point


SamplesService 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.


Synonymsgo, lead, pass, run


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)come, go deep, go far, radiate, ray


Verb grouprange, run

3. extend (stative) span an interval of distance, space or time


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscontinue, cover


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)constellate, cross, dot, overlap, overspread, ridge, span, spread, stud, sweep, sweep, traverse


Verb groupcover

4. extend (possession) make available; provide


SamplesExtend a loan.
The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages.


Synonymsoffer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Verb groupextend, offer

5. extend (body) thrust or extend out


SamplesHe held out his hand.
Point a finger.
Extend a hand.
The bee exserted its sting.


Synonymsexsert, hold out, put out, stretch forth, stretch out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion


Narrower (hyponym)hyperextend

6. extend (stative) reach outward in space


SamplesThe awning extends several feet over the sidewalk.


Synonymspoke out, reach out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

7. extend (possession) offer verbally


SamplesExtend my greetings.
He offered his sympathy.


Synonymsoffer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, pay


Verb groupextend, offer

8. extend (body) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body


SamplesStretch your legs!.
Extend your right arm above your head.


Synonymsstretch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strain, tense, tense up


Narrower (hyponym)crane, spread-eagle, stretch out

9. extend (change) expand the influence of


SamplesThe King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent.


Synonymsexpand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupbroaden, extend, widen

10. extend (change) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer


SamplesWe prolonged our stay.
She extended her visit by another day.
The meeting was drawn out until midnight.


Synonymsdraw out, prolong, protract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lengthen


Narrower (hyponym)extend, spin, spin out, temporise, temporize


Verb groupcarry, extend

11. extend (motion) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length


SamplesUnfold the newspaper.
Stretch out that piece of cloth.
Extend the TV antenna.


Synonymsstretch, stretch out, unfold


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Verb groupextend

12. extend (motion) cause to move at full gallop


SamplesDid you gallop the horse just now?.


Synonymsgallop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ride, sit


Domain categoryequitation, horseback riding, horseback riding, riding, riding

13. extend (contact) open or straighten out; unbend


SamplesCan we extend the legs of this dining table?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)straighten, straighten out


Verb groupextend, stretch, stretch out, unfold

14. extend (consumption) use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity


SamplesHe really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro.
Don't strain your mind too much.


Synonymsstrain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Narrower (hyponym)overextend, overstrain, task, tax

15. extend (change) prolong the time allowed for payment of


SamplesExtend the loan.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw out, extend, prolong, protract


Verb groupcarry, extend

16. extend (change) continue or extend


SamplesThe civil war carried into the neighboring province.
The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces.


Synonymscarry


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)continue


Verb groupdraw out, extend, extend, prolong, protract

17. extend (change) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance


SamplesStretch the soup by adding some more cream.
Extend the casserole with a little rice.


Synonymsstretch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Verb groupadulterate, debase, dilute, load, stretch









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