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extend

verb uk   /ɪkˈstend/ us  

extend verb (INCREASE)

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).B2 [T] to make something last longer: The bar has recently extended its opening hours (= made them longer). I need to extend my visa (= make it last longer).
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extend verb (STRETCH)

[T] to stretch something out: We've extended a clothesline (= made it reach) between two trees in the garden. He extended his hand as a greeting (= held out his hand for someone to shake it).

extend verb (REACH)

B2 [I usually + adv/prep] to reach, stretch, or continue: The Sahara Desert extends for miles. The path extends beyond the end of the road. Rain is expected to extend to (= arrive in) all parts of the country by this evening. The effects of this legislation will extend (= reach) further than the government intends.
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extend verb (OFFER)

[T] formal to offer or give something to someone: I should like to extend my thanks to you for your kindness. The chairperson extended a warm welcome to the guest speaker. The government is extending aid to people who have been affected by the earthquake. [+ two objects] The bank has agreed to extend us money/extend money to us (= lend us money) to buy our house.

extend verb (INCLUDE)

[I + adv/prep] 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.

extend verb (USE ABILITY)

[T] to cause someone to use all their ability: She feels that her job doesn't extend her enough.
(Definition of extend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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