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English definition of “extend”

extend

verb [I + adv/prep] (INCLUDE)    /ɪkˈstend/
to include or affect someone or something: Parking restrictions do not extend to disabled people . Her new-found tolerance does not extend to single mothers . The invitation did not extend to family members .Including and containingComprising and consisting ofAffecting and influencing
(Definition of extend verb (INCLUDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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