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extend

verb

1 extend

Extend in scope or range or area:
— The law was extended to all citizens.
— Extend your backyard.

synonyms: broaden, widen.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: expanderen, uitbreiden, verruimen



2 extend

Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point:
— My memory extends back to my fourth year of life.
— The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets.

synonyms: go, lead, pass, run.

3 extend

Span an interval of distance, space or time:
— The war extended over five years.
— My land extends over the hills on the horizon.

synonyms: continue, cover.

4 extend

Make available; provide:
— Extend a loan.

synonym: offer.

Dutch: uitloven

5 extend

Thrust or extend out:
— Extend a hand.

synonyms: exsert, hold out, put out, stretch forth, stretch out.

Dutch: achterhouden

6 extend

Reach outward in space:
— The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk.

synonyms: poke out, reach out.

7 extend

Offer verbally:
— Extend my greetings.

synonym: offer.

8 extend

Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body:
— Extend your right arm above your head.

synonym: stretch.

Roget 325: stretch, flex, extend, distend, be elastic etc. adj.; bounce, spring back etc. (recoil) 277.   

Dutch: aanspannen, rechttrekken, rekken, spannen, strekken, stretchen, uitrekken

9 extend

Expand the influence of:
— The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent.

synonym: expand.

10 extend

Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer:
— She extended her visit by another day.

synonyms: draw out, prolong, protract.

Roget 200: be long etc. adj.; stretch out, sprawl; extend to, reach to, stretch to; make a long arm, drag its slow length along.   " render long etc. adj.; ... show more

Dutch: schetsen, rekken, op schaal tekenen, aanhouden, uitbreiden, prolongeren, verlengen

11 extend

Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length:
— Extend the TV antenna.

synonyms: stretch, stretch out, unfold.

12 extend

Cause to move at full gallop.

synonym: gallop.

13 extend

Open or straighten out; unbend.

14 extend

Use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity:
— He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro.

synonym: strain.

15 extend

Prolong the time allowed for payment of.

16 extend

Continue or extend:
— The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces.

synonym: carry.

Dutch: dragen

17 extend

Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance:
— Extend the casserole with a little rice.

synonym: stretch.


Moby thesaurus: abide, accord, add to, adjourn, administer, advance, afford, aggrandize, allocate, allot, allow, amplify, arch over, attain, augment, award, balloon, be lengthy, be prolonged, beef up ... show more.

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