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.
- To open or straighten (something) out; unbend: extended the legs of the folding table.
- To stretch or spread (something) out to greater or fullest length: extended the radio antenna.
- To exert (oneself) vigorously or to full capacity: Few mountain climbers have extended themselves as those two have.
- To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
- To increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance: used rice or pasta to extend leftover casseroles.
- To adulterate.
- To enlarge the area, scope, or range of.
- To expand the influence of.
- To make more comprehensive or inclusive. See Synonyms at increase.
- To offer: extend one's greetings.
- To make available; provide: extend credit to qualified purchasers.
- To cause (something) to be or last longer: extended our visit by a day.
- To prolong the time allowed for payment of: extend a loan for three more months.
- Chiefly British To appraise or assess; value.
- Chiefly British To seize or make a levy on for the purpose of settling a debt.
- To be or become long, large, or comprehensive: influence that extended to other continents; table legs that extend by unscrewing.