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Definition of the verb extend

What does extend mean as a doing word?

Extend is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: extended | extending | extends

  1. extend in scope or range or area
    • examples: The law was extended to all citizens | Extend your backyard
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of extend: broaden / widen
    • more generic word: increase = make bigger or more
    • more specific words:
  2. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  3. span an interval of distance, space or time
    • examples: The war extended over five years | My land extends over the hills on the horizon
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of extend: continue / cover
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
    • more specific words:
  4. make available; provide
    • example: extend a loan
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]They will reimburse them up to $500Verbs of Change of Possession: disburse, proffer, return, transfer
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I donated my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Theme]He is willing to sacrifice to the arbitrage trader some small profit
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Theme]I promised somebody my timeVerbs of Change of Possession: advance, allocate, allot, apportion, assign, award, bequeath, cede, concede, grant, guarantee, issue, leave, offer, owe, portion, promise, ration, vote, will, yield
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I promised my house (to somebody)
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Recipient]The House allocated more than $1.8 million for the pensions and expenses of former presidents
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]We offered our paycheck to her
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of extend: offer
    • more generic words: furnish / provide / render / supply = give something useful or necessary to
  5. thrust or extend out
  6. reach outward in space
    • example: The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of extend: poke out / reach out
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
  7. offer verbally
    • example: extend my greetings
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of extend: offer
    • more generic words: give / pay = convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
  8. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
    • example: Extend your right arm above your head
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of extend: stretch
    • more generic terms: strain / tense / tense up = cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    • more specific terms:
  9. expand the influence of
    • example: The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of extend: expand
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  10. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    • example: She extended her visit by another day
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of extend: draw out / prolong / protract
    • more generic word: lengthen = make longer
    • more specific terms:
  11. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
  12. cause to move at full gallop
  13. open or straighten out; unbend
    • example: Can we extend the legs of this dining table?
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: straighten / straighten out = make straight
  14. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
  15. prolong the time allowed for payment of
    • example: extend the loan
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: draw out / prolong / protract = lengthen in time
  16. continue or extend
    • example: The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of extend: carry
    • more generic word: continue = exist over a prolonged period of time
  17. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
    • example: extend the casserole with a little rice
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of extend: stretch
    • more generic word: increase = make bigger or more

Alternative definition of the verb extend

verb

  1. [intransitive] To increase in extent.
  2. [intransitive] To possess a certain extent.
  3. [transitive] To cause to increase in extent.
  4. [transitive] To cause to last for a longer period of time.
  5. [transitive] To straighten (a limb).

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Phrases with Extend

  1. extend to
  2. extend oneself
  3. Embrace, extend and extinguish
  4. Re-Extend

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Extend

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Google previewJumpstarters for Science Vocabulary, Grades 4 - 8 (2009)

by Linda Armstrong

To extend means to stretch out. T F 4. To belong means to be left out. T F 5. To conclude means to observe. T F General Science 25 Fill in the missing letters. 1. The temperature in the special cooler remained c n a t. 2. Hardness is one c r - t s ...

Google previewRight-Time Experiences (2014)

Driving Revenue with Mobile and Big Data by Maribel Lopez

Extend is the easiest phase. It takes what we have today (or parts of what we have today) and makes these bite-sized pieces of applications and services available on mobile devices. It could be that we embrace cloud computing, EMM, and ...

Google previewExcel 2013 VBA and Macros (2013)

by Bill Jelen, Tracy Syrstad

Extend is the type of movement: wdMove moves the selection, and wdExtend extends the selection from the original insertion point to the new.

Google previewThe Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law (2013)

The Legacy of Glanville Williams by Dennis J. Baker, Jeremy Horder

Even easier to extend is the excuse defense of duress, which ...

Google previewPro PHP (2008)

Patterns, Frameworks, Testing and More by Kevin McArthur

The next class you will extend is the ReflectionMethod class. This is because it is the most generalized reflector implementor that still contains a getDocComment() method. You also need to extend the ReflectionParameter class, but you need ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of The Human Being - The Human Being (2012)

broadest of back Large flat muscle especially enabling the arm to draw near the median axis of the body, to posteriorview external oblique Large thin muscle enabling the trunk to flex and to rotate on the pelvis and the internal organs to extend ...

Google previewWeaving a Lexicon (2004)

by D. Geoffrey Hall

Theories at the Frontier of Developmental Psychology of the category before they were asked to extend the label. This seemingly insignificant change in the experimental procedure had dramatic effects. When given just three instances of a ...

Google previewThe Law Lexicon, Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1848)

by John Jane Smith Wharton

"Money subject to be invested in the purchase of lands," to include " money whether raised or to be raised, and whether the amount thereof be or be not ascertained, and to extend to stocks and funds, and real and other securities, the produce ...

Google previewThe Virginia and West Virginia Judicial Dictionary-digest (1922)

Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell

EXTEND — EXTENSION. Extend means to draw forth or stretch; to prolong; especially ...

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Usage statistics about extend

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb extend:

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Quotes about Extend

I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well. (William Weld)
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Scrabble value of E1X8T1E1N1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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