extend


extend

verb

Definition of EXTEND

1
to make longer <our guests from out of town extended their visit by a week>
2
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>
3
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
4
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
5
6
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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