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Overview of verb extend

The verb extend has 17 senses? (first 10 from tagged texts)
1. (20) 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")

2. (16) 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")

3. (11) 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")

4. (6) extend, offer

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

5. (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")

6. (4) extend, poke out, reach out

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

7. (3) offer, extend

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

8. (2) stretch, extend

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

9. (1) extend, expand

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

10. (1) 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")

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")

12. gallop, extend

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

13. extend

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

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")

15. extend

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

16. carry, extend

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

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")

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