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extend

verb  us   /ɪkˈstend/

extend verb (REACH)

[I/T] to reach, continue, or stretch: [I] Farmland extends for miles in every direction. [I] The meeting extended into the late hours of the night. [T] He extended his hand to greet me.

extend verb (INCREASE)

[T] to add to something in order to make it longer; increase: The store has recently extended its hours. I might have extended this essay to include more information. [T] To extend something is also to increase its range so that it includes more: The proposed law would extend health insurance to all children.

extend verb (OFFER)

[T] to offer or give: I would like to extend my thanks to everybody for making this evening a success. We’d like to extend our condolences to the family.
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