- 1. widen, broaden, extend, increase
- usage: 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. run, go, pass, lead, extend, be
- usage: 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. cover, continue, extend, be
- usage: 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. extend, offer, supply, provide, render, furnish
- usage: make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
- 5. exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth, gesticulate, gesture, motion
- usage: thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
- 6. extend, poke out, reach out, be
- usage: reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
- 7. offer, extend, give, pay
- usage: offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
- 8. stretch, extend, tense, strain, tense up
- usage: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
- 9. extend, expand, change, alter, modify
- usage: expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
- 10. prolong, protract, extend, draw out, lengthen
- usage: 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, change shape, change form, deform
- usage: 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, ride, sit
- usage: cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
- 13. extend, straighten, straighten out
- usage: open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
- 14. strain, extend, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
- usage: 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, protract, extend, draw out
- usage: prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
- 16. carry, extend, continue
- usage: continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
- 17. extend, stretch, increase
- usage: 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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- 1. drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted, long (vs. short)
- usage: relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"
- 2. extended (vs. unextended), outspread, spread, outstretched, sprawly, spread-eagle, stretched
- usage: fully extended or stretched forth; "an extended telescope"; "his extended legs reached almost across the small room"; "refused to accept the extended hand"
- 3. elongated, extended, lengthened, prolonged, long (vs. short)
- usage: drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page"
- 4. extended, figurative (vs. literal), nonliteral
- usage: beyond the literal or primary sense; "`hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'"
- 5. extensive, extended, large (vs. small), big (vs. little)
- usage: large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity; "an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm lands"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "they suffered extensive damage"
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