Textual thesaurus for "extend"

(verb) stretch

extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

Stretch your legs!; Extend your right arm above your head

(verb) stretch forth, stretch out, hold out, exsert, put out

thrust or extend out

He held out his hand; point a finger; extend a hand; the bee exserted its sting

(verb) stretch

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

(verb) carry

continue or extend

The civil war carried into the neighboring province; The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces

(verb) prolong, protract, draw out

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

(verb) broaden, widen

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

(verb) expand

expand the influence of

The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

(verb) strain

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

(verb) gallop

cause to move at full gallop

Did you gallop the horse just now?

(verb) stretch, stretch out, unfold

extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

Unfold the newspaper; stretch out that piece of cloth; extend the TV antenna

(verb) offer

offer verbally

extend my greetings; He offered his sympathy

(verb) offer

make available; provide

extend a loan; The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages

(verb) run, lead, go, pass

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

(verb) cover, continue

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

(verb) poke out, reach out

reach outward in space

The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk