Definition of EXTEND

to make longer <our guests from out of town extended their visit by a week>
to put before another for acceptance or consideration <the couple extended an invitation to join them for a get-together at their house after the concert>
to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area <you can extend that chaise longue so that it lies completely flat>
Synonyms expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), outspread, outstretch, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurl
Related Words overspread
Near Antonyms compact, compress, condense, reduce
Antonyms close, contract, fold
to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction <our backyard extends all the way to that brook>
Synonyms bear, extend, go, head, lead, lie
Related Words cross, cut, pass; course, follow, span, traverse
to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances <the company extends its ice cream with thickeners and other additives>

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