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extend

verb
 
 
/ɪkˈstend/
[I or T] to increase the period of time during which something is effective, or to last for a particular period of time: At present they are only open four days a week but they plan to extend their hours. extend an agreement/a contract/a deadlineextend sth from sth to sth Under the proposal the presidential term would be extended from five to six years.extend into sth It looks as if the final talks will extend into June.extend for sth Don't accept any loan that extends for more years than you plan to keep the car.
[T] to give or offer something to someone: extend benefits/coverage The proposal would extend medical insurance coverage to 95% of the population, including every child.extend credit By buying and packaging mortgages, Wall Street enabled the lenders to extend credit even as the dangers grew in the housing market.
[T] to increase the size or range of something: The company's premises have been extended. The company's own-label range has been extended to include a dining line. The two educators are responsible for extending college business programs beyond the classroom.
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