extend

extend
/Ik'stend/ verb
1 CONTINUE (intransitive always + adv/prep) to continue for a particular distance or over a particular area: across/over/through etc: The River Nile extends as far as Lake Victoria. | extend 100 km/30 yards etc: Smith Point extends a hundred yards or so into the water. | The forest extended in all directions as far as the eye could see.
2 MAKE STH BIGGER (T) to make a building, road etc bigger or longer: We extended the kitchen by six feet.
3 HAPPEN/EXIST (intransitive always + adv/prep) to continue to happen or exist for a certain period of time
(+ for/into/over etc): The hot weather extended well into October.
4 TIME (T) to increase a period of time that has been agreed, especially in order to finish a job or pay money that you owe: Management have agreed to extend the deadline.
5 CONTROL/INFLUENCE (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) if you extend your control, influence etc or if it extends over something, it becomes more powerful: We hope to extend the effects of sanctions against the regime.
(+ into/over/beyond etc): My duties at the school extend beyond just teaching. | The regulations do not extend to foreign visitors.
6 OFFER HELP/THANKS (T) formal to offer someone help, sympathy, thanks etc: extend a welcome/greeting/invitation etc: We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our French visitors. | extend thanks to sb (=thank someone officially) | extend condolences/sympathies (=offer sympathy to someone when someone they know or love dies) | extend credit to sb (=if a bank extends credit to someone it lends them money)
7 ARMS/LEGS ETC (T) to stretch out a part of your body: a bird soaring on extended wings
8 STRENGTH/INTELLIGENCE (T) to make someone use all their strength, intelligence etc, in order to achieve good results: Olympiakos won the match without ever being fully extended.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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