Synonyms for extend

Synonyms for (verb) extend

Synonyms: extend, stretch

Definition: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

Usage: Stretch your legs!; Extend your right arm above your head

Similar words: strain, tense, tense up

Definition: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

Usage: he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up


Synonyms: stretch forth, stretch out, hold out, exsert, extend, put out

Definition: thrust or extend out

Usage: He held out his hand; point a finger; extend a hand; the bee exserted its sting

Similar words: gesticulate, gesture, motion

Definition: show, express or direct through movement

Usage: He gestured his desire to leave


Synonyms: stretch, extend

Definition: increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

Usage: stretch the soup by adding some more cream; extend the casserole with a little rice

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted


Synonyms: extend, carry

Definition: continue or extend

Usage: The civil war carried into the neighboring province; The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces

Similar words: continue

Definition: exist over a prolonged period of time

Usage: The bad weather continued for two more weeks


Synonyms: prolong, protract, extend, draw out

Definition: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

Usage: We prolonged our stay; She extended her visit by another day; The meeting was drawn out until midnight

Similar words: lengthen

Definition: make longer

Usage: Lengthen this skirt, please


Synonyms: extend

Definition: prolong the time allowed for payment of

Usage: extend the loan

Similar words: prolong, protract, extend, draw out

Definition: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

Usage: We prolonged our stay; She extended her visit by another day; The meeting was drawn out until midnight


Synonyms: broaden, extend, widen

Definition: extend in scope or range or area

Usage: The law was extended to all citizens; widen the range of applications; broaden your horizon; Extend your backyard

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted


Synonyms: expand, extend

Definition: expand the influence of

Usage: The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: extend, strain

Definition: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

Usage: He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro; Don't strain your mind too much

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply

Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

Usage: use your head!; we only use Spanish at home; I can't use this tool; Apply a magnetic field here; This thinking was applied to many projects; How do you utilize this tool?; I apply this rule to get good results; use the plastic bags to store the food; He doesn't know how to use a computer


Synonyms: extend

Definition: open or straighten out; unbend

Usage: Can we extend the legs of this dining table?

Similar words: straighten, straighten out

Definition: make straight


Synonyms: gallop, extend

Definition: cause to move at full gallop

Usage: Did you gallop the horse just now?

Similar words: ride, sit

Definition: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

Usage: She never sat a horse!; Did you ever ride a camel?; The girl liked to drive the young mare


Synonyms: extend, stretch, stretch out, unfold

Definition: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

Usage: Unfold the newspaper; stretch out that piece of cloth; extend the TV antenna

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form


Synonyms: extend, offer

Definition: offer verbally

Usage: extend my greetings; He offered his sympathy

Similar words: pay, give

Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

Usage: Don't pay him any mind; give the orders; Give him my best regards; pay attention


Synonyms: offer, extend

Definition: make available; provide

Usage: extend a loan; The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater


Synonyms: extend, run, lead, go, pass

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

Usage: Service runs all the way to Cranbury; His knowledge doesn't go very far; My memory extends back to my fourth year of life; The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?


Synonyms: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: The war extended over five years; The period covered the turn of the century; My land extends over the hills on the horizon; This farm covers some 200 acres; The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?


Synonyms: poke out, reach out, extend

Definition: reach outward in space

Usage: The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?