Synonyms and Antonyms 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.
accept, receive, take
accredit, approbate, approve, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrant
decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto
rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurn
disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area
- You can extend that chaise longue so that it lies completely flat.
to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
- Our backyard extends all the way to that brook.
to make greater in size, amount, or number
- embarked on a series of wars intended to extend his empire
accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, hype, increase, multiply, pump up, raise, supersize, swell, up
boom, jump, skyrocket, spike
bump (up), ratchet (up) also
blow up, dilate, distend, inflate
draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch
develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify
beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen
accumulate, amass, collect
follow up, parlay
abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)
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.
befoul, contaminate, corrupt, defile, dirty, envenom, foul, infect, poison, pollute, soil, spoil, sully, taint
cheapen, debase, degrade
manipulate, misrepresent, tamper (with)
counterfeit, fake, falsify, fudge
attenuate, moderate, qualify, temper
augment, reinforce (also reenforce), supplement
clarify, clean, cleanse, distill (also distil), filter, flush, leach, pasteurize, purge, refine
better, enhance, improve
compact, concentrate, condense