1. extend in scope or range or area

- The law was extended to all citizens

- Extend your backyard

Similar word(s): broaden, widen

Definition categories: change, increase

2. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

- My memory extends back to my fourth year of life

- The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Similar word(s): go, lead, pass, run

Definition categories: stative, be

3. span an interval of distance, space or time

- The war extended over five years

- My land extends over the hills on the horizon

Similar word(s): continue, cover

Definition categories: stative, be

4. make available; provide

- extend a loan

Similar word(s): offer

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

5. thrust or extend out

- extend a hand

Similar word(s): exsert

Definition categories: body, gesticulate, gesture, motion

6. reach outward in space

- The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

Definition categories: stative, be

7. offer verbally

- extend my greetings

Similar word(s): offer

Definition categories: possession, give, pay

8. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

- Extend your right arm above your head

Similar word(s): stretch

Definition categories: body, strain, tense

9. expand the influence of

- The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

Similar word(s): expand

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

10. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

- She extended her visit by another day

Similar word(s): prolong, protract

Definition categories: change, lengthen

11. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

- extend the TV antenna

Similar word(s): stretch, unfold

Definition categories: motion, deform

12. cause to move at full gallop

Similar word(s): gallop

Definition categories: motion, ride, sit

13. open or straighten out; unbend

- Can we extend the legs of this dining table?

Definition categories: contact, straighten

14. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

- He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro

Similar word(s): strain

Definition categories: consumption, apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

15. prolong the time allowed for payment of

- extend the loan

Definition categories: change, extend, prolong, protract

16. continue or extend

- The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces

Similar word(s): carry

Definition categories: change, continue

17. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

- extend the casserole with a little rice

Similar word(s): stretch

Definition categories: change, increase

Sentences with extend as a verb:

- to extend sympathy to the suffering