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Definition 1: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body - [verb of body]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stretch your legs!
  • Extend your right arm above your head

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

"he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"

(... is a kind of extend ) stretch out completely

"They spread-eagled him across the floor"

(... is a kind of extend ) stretch (the neck) so as to see better

"The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"

Definition 2: thrust or extend out - [verb of body]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He held out his hand
  • point a finger
  • extend a hand
  • the bee exserted its sting

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) show, express or direct through movement

"He gestured his desire to leave"

(... is a kind of extend ) extend a joint beyond its normal range

"Don't hyperextend your elbow"

Definition 3: extend in scope or range or area - [verb of change]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The law was extended to all citizens
  • widen the range of applications
  • broaden your horizon
  • Extend your backyard

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of extend ) make broader

"broaden the road"

(... is a kind of extend ) extend by adding territory

(... is a kind of extend ) make world-wide in scope or application

"Markets are being increasingly globalized"

(... is a kind of extend ) extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly

"Stretch the limits" "stretch my patience" "stretch the imagination"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) expand the influence of

"The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

Definition 4: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer - [verb of change]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) make longer

"Lengthen this skirt, please"

(... is a kind of extend ) prolong the time allowed for payment of

"extend the loan"

(... is a kind of extend ) draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

"The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"

(... is a kind of extend ) prolong or extend

"spin out a visit"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) continue or extend

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

Definition 5: continue or extend - [verb of change]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) exist over a prolonged period of time

"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) prolong the time allowed for payment of

"extend the loan"

Definition 6: expand the influence of - [verb of change]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) 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"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 7: increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance - [verb of change]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stretch the soup by adding some more cream
  • extend the casserole with a little rice

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

"adulterate liquor"

Definition 8: prolong the time allowed for payment of - [verb of change]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extend the loan

(extend is a kind of ...) 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"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) continue or extend

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

Definition 9: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity - [verb of consumption]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro
  • Don't strain your mind too much

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of extend ) strain excessively

"He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment"

(... is a kind of extend ) use to the limit

"you are taxing my patience"

Definition 10: open or straighten out; unbend - [verb of contact]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can we extend the legs of this dining table?

(extend is a kind of ...) make straight

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

"Unfold the newspaper" "stretch out that piece of cloth" "extend the TV antenna"

Definition 11: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length - [verb of motion]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Unfold the newspaper
  • stretch out that piece of cloth
  • extend the TV antenna

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) open or straighten out; unbend

"Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"

Definition 12: cause to move at full gallop - [verb of motion]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did you gallop the horse just now?

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) 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"

(extend belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

(extend belongs to category ...) the sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements

Definition 13: offer verbally - [verb of possession]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extend my greetings
  • He offered his sympathy

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) 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"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) make available; provide

"extend a loan" "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

Definition 14: make available; provide - [verb of possession]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extend a loan
  • The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) offer verbally

"extend my greetings" "He offered his sympathy"

Definition 15: span an interval of distance, space or time - [verb of stative]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of extend ) to cover or extend over an area or time period

"Rivers traverse the valley floor" "The parking lot spans 3 acres" "The novel spans three centuries"

(... is a kind of extend ) cover the entire range of

(... is a kind of extend ) extend over and cover a part of

"The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

(... is a kind of extend ) spread across or over

"A big oil spot spread across the water"

(... is a kind of extend ) extend in ridges

"The land ridges towards the South"

(... is a kind of extend ) scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

"Hills constellated with lights"

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) hold within range of an aimed firearm

Definition 16: reach outward in space - [verb of stative]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

Definition 17: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point - [verb of stative]

Samples where extend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for extend in the sense of this definition

(extend is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of extend ) extend or reach

"The water came up to my waist" "The sleeves come to your knuckles"

(... is a kind of extend ) extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

"spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel" "This plants radiate spines in all directions"

(... is a kind of extend ) extend in importance or range

"His accomplishments go far"

(... is a kind of extend ) run or pass below

(extend has a similar meaning as ...) change or be different within limits

"Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion" "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent" "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals" "My students range from very bright to dull"

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