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English definition of “extend”

extend

verb (INCREASE)    /ɪkˈstend/
B2 [T] to add to something in order to make it bigger or longer: We have plans to extend our house (= to make it bigger). The government has produced a series of leaflets designed to extend (= increase) public awareness of the dangers of AIDS. We're planning to extend our publishing of children's books (= increase it).Stretching the bodyBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating B2 [T] to make something last longer: The pub has recently extended its opening hours (= made them longer). I need to extend my visa (= make it last longer).Stretching the bodyBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
(Definition of extend verb (INCREASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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