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English definition of “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
(Definition of extend verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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