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Definition of Extend


  1. To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to extend a cord across the street.
  2. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
  3. To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to extend power or influence; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment or a season of trail.
  4. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
  5. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
  6. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.
  7. To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
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Extend Translations

extend in Afrikaans is grootte
extend in Dutch is omvang, bestek, grootte
extend in Finnish is ojentaa, laajuus
extend in German is erweitern, ausdehnen, erweirtern
extend in Italian is allungare, ampliare, estendersi
extend in Latin is pando, promineo, pertingo, dilato, laxo, tendo
extend in Norwegian is utvide, forlenge
extend in Portuguese is estenda
extend in Spanish is extenderse, acgrandar, alongar, extender, ampliar