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English definition of “extend”

extend

verb
 
 
/ɪkˈstend/
MAKE BIGGER [T] B2 to make something bigger or longer: We're going to extend our kitchen. Can you extend the ladder a bit?Increasing and intensifying
MAKE LAST [T] to make an activity, agreement, etc last for a longer time: They have extended the deadline by one week.Continue and last
extend from/into/over, etc to continue or stretch over a particular area of land or period of time: a mountain range that extends down the Italian peninsula Will the building work extend into next week?Including and containingComprising and consisting of
STRETCH OUT [T] to stretch out a part of your body: She smiled and extended her hand.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
extend an invitation/thanks, etc to sb formal to give someone an invitation/thanks, etc: I'd like to extend a warm welcome to our guests.Giving, providing and supplying
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