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  • v  extend in scope or range or area
    The law was extended to all citizens
  • v  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
  • v  span an interval of distance, space or time
    The war extended over five years
    My land extends over the hills on the horizon
  • v  make available; provide
    extend a loan
  • v  thrust or extend out
    extend a hand
  • v  reach outward in space
    The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk
  • v  offer verbally
    extend my greetings
  • v  extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
  • v  expand the influence of
    The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent
  • v  lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    She extended her visit by another day
  • v  extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    extend the TV antenna
  • v  cause to move at full gallop
  • v  open or straighten out; unbend
    Can we extend the legs of this dining table?
  • v  use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
    He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro
  • v  prolong the time allowed for payment of
    extend the loan
  • v  continue or extend
    The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces
  • v  increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
    extend the casserole with a little rice

  • One could be forgiven for wondering how it is that Spain, of all places, is on track to become the first country in the world to extend limited "human" rights to apes.
  • The resulting trial, sentencing and execution of German carpenter and ex-convict Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the crime would extend the infamy of the case four more years.
  • The elderly can extend their sex lives beyond what God and their grandchildren imagined.
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Voice of America
    To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist,Mandela said.
  • Alex Rodriguez in USA Today
    Laura and I extend our deepest condolences to the family of Benazir Bhutto, to her friends, to her supporters. We send our condolences to the families of the others who were killed in today's violence. And we send our condolences to all the people... President Bush http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFh0u2JMmcpgHHAEOKNoPb27FyIcg Pakistan Dawn http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dawn.com/2007/12/28/top12.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEFx_D2yIsUMZajIb24AWgWE-m40g Dec 27, 2007 35553 45032 extend During a television interview this week, Rodriguez said of Braden that he didn't want to extend his extra 15 minutes of fame."

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