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To make or become longer
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  1. To make or become longer
  2. (Intransitive) To become longer.
To make or become longer; stretch
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  1. To make or become longer; stretch
(Mathematics) To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
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  1. (Mathematics) To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
  2. (Zool.) To thrust out; extend
  3. To draw out; lengthen in duration; prolong
(Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  3. To become larger; grow or swell.
  1. To extend in space or length.
  2. To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
  3. To lengthen in duration; protract:
To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain:
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  1. To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain:
  2. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist:
  3. To carry on; persist in:
To prolong:
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  1. To prolong:
  2. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
  3. To spread or be spread out to full extent or beyond normal limits
To be exhibited, displayed, or visible in broad or full extent:
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  1. To be exhibited, displayed, or visible in broad or full extent:
  2. To cover with a layer:
  3. To be extended or enlarged:
To open up or out; unfold:
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  1. To open up or out; unfold:
  2. To open (something) up or out; spread out:
  3. To spread out; open out; stretch out; unfold
To spread out into the shape of a fan
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  1. To spread out into the shape of a fan
  2. To direct a current of air or a breeze upon, especially in order to cool:
  3. To open (something) out into the shape of a fan:
To part the lids or lips of:
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  1. To part the lids or lips of:
  2. To become open
  3. To remove the wrapping from:
To stretch beyond
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  1. To stretch beyond
  2. To stretch out; extend.
To be exhibited, displayed, or visible in broad or full extent:
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  1. To be exhibited, displayed, or visible in broad or full extent:
  2. To open to a fuller extent or width; stretch:
  3. To draw out so as to display more fully; open or stretch out so as to cover more space; unfold or unfurl
To extend (oneself or one's limbs, for example) to full length:
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  1. To extend (oneself or one's limbs, for example) to full length:
  2. To spread or be spread out to full extent or beyond normal limits
  3. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
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  1. To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
  2. To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
  3. To become unfolded; open out or open up
(Intransitive) To emerge, be revealed or become apparent; to unfold.
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  1. (Intransitive) To emerge, be revealed or become apparent; to unfold.
  2. (Programming) To replace (a loop in a program) with a repetitive sequence of the individual instructions that the loop would carry out, sometimes used as an optimization.
  3. To open or extend (something rolled up)
To make or become longer; stretch
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  1. To make or become longer; stretch
To make or become longer
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  1. To make or become longer
  2. (Intransitive) To become longer.
  1. To extend in space or length.
  2. To lengthen in duration; protract:
  3. To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong:
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  1. To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong:
  2. To draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
  3. (Mathematics) To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
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  1. The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
  2. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
  3. To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
To prolong:
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  1. To prolong:
  2. To increase the quantity of by admixture or dilution:
  3. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
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  1. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  2. To bring forth; exhibit:
  3. To create by physical or mental effort:
To make or become broad or broader.
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  1. To make or become broad or broader.
  2. (Intransitive) To become broad or broader.
  3. To widen; expand
To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
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  1. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  2. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
  3. To speak or write at length or in detail:
To make or become wide or wider
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  1. To make or become wide or wider
  2. To let out clothes to a larger size.
  3. (Intransitive) To become wide or wider.
To take further; advance:
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  1. To take further; advance:
  2. (Golf) To go past or beyond (an object or expanse) or cover (a distance) with one stroke
  3. To cause to go; lead or impel
(Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
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  1. (Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
  2. To give entry; lead:
  3. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity:
To guide or direct, as by persuasion or influence, to a course of action or thought
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  1. To guide or direct, as by persuasion or influence, to a course of action or thought
  2. To pass or go through; live:
  3. To be or form a way (to, from, under, etc.); tend in a certain direction; go
To add up to; come to
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  1. To add up to; come to
  2. To carry; penetrate, as sight, sound, etc.
  3. To get in touch with, as by telephone
To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
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  1. To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
  2. To move or go quickly or hurriedly:
  3. To cause to go between points, as on a schedule
To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
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  1. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
  2. To cause to reach or extend over a given space, distance, or time
  3. To extend the body or limbs to full length, as in yawning, reaching for something, or preparing to exercise
To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run:
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  1. To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run:
  2. To be such, by and large:
  3. To participate to (a given extent):
To wander freely; roam:
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  1. To wander freely; roam:
  2. To cover or have application to a number of things:
  3. To put out (cattle, etc.) to graze on a range
To go or pass lightly and rapidly
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  1. To go or pass lightly and rapidly
  2. To travel over; cover by running, driving, etc.
  3. To go rapidly; move swiftly
To make different from one another
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  1. To make different from one another
  2. To undergo change in any way; become different
  3. To give variety to; diversify
(Intransitive) To increase or become great.
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  1. (Intransitive) To increase or become great.
  2. To increase the scope of; extend:
  3. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
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  1. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
  2. To produce amplification of:
  3. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
To become greater; increase
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  1. To become greater; increase
  2. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
  3. To become augmented.
To urge others to support; promote
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  1. To urge others to support; promote
  2. To increase; raise:
  3. (Electricity) To increase the voltage of (a circuit).
To establish a basis for; found or ground:
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  1. To establish a basis for; found or ground:
  2. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
  3. To increase in amount, force, etc.; grow or intensify
To put forth buds, shoots, etc.; sprout
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  1. To put forth buds, shoots, etc.; sprout
  2. To begin to grow or blossom.
  3. To grow or develop rapidly; expand or proliferate.
(Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  3. To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
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  1. To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
  2. To rise on or as on an escalator
  3. To grow or increase rapidly, often to the point of becoming unmanageable, as prices or wages
(Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
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  1. (Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
  2. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  3. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
To cause to grow; raise:
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  1. To cause to grow; raise:
  2. To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
  3. To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To make greater or larger.
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  1. To make greater or larger.
  2. To multiply; reproduce.
  3. To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To make more intense or extreme:
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  1. To make more intense or extreme:
  2. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  3. To increase or have the power to increase the size or volume of an image or a sound.
To set in position for use:
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  1. To set in position for use:
  2. To increase in amount, extent, or intensity:
  3. For the names of actual mountains, see the specific element of the name; for example, McKinley, Mount; Olives, Mount of; Blanc, Mont. Other geographic names beginning with Mount are entered under Mount; for example, Mount Vernon; Mount Desert Island.
(Math.) To find the product of by multiplication
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  1. (Math.) To find the product of by multiplication
  2. To grow in amount, number, or degree:
  3. To increase in number, amount, extent, or degree; specif., to increase by procreation
To increase or spread at a rapid rate:
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  1. To increase or spread at a rapid rate:
  2. To multiply rapidly; increase profusely
  3. To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc.
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  1. To increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc.
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To cause to rise:
(Idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
  2. (Idiomatic) To make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly.
  3. (Cricket) of a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.
To increase or accumulate rapidly and uncontrollably, like a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered hill
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  1. To increase or accumulate rapidly and uncontrollably, like a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered hill
  2. To grow rapidly in significance, importance, or size:
  3. To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
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  1. To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
  2. To rise well above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated
  3. To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level:
To cause (a tone, chord, etc.) to increase in loudness
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  1. To cause (a tone, chord, etc.) to increase in loudness
  2. To increase in volume or loudness
  3. To increase in size or volume as a result of internal pressure; expand.
To surge up
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  1. To surge up
  2. (Intransitive) to surge up, or to become stronger or greater
Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
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  1. Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
  2. To grow or become as specified:
  3. To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
(Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
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  1. (Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
To present for approval or acceptance; proffer; tender
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  1. To present for approval or acceptance; proffer; tender
  2. To present an offering in worship or devotion.
  3. To present as an act of worship:
To offer (a play, for example) for public entertainment.
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  1. To offer (a play, for example) for public entertainment.
  2. To offer for consideration
  3. To offer for viewing or notice; exhibit; display; show
A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof. A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof.
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  1. A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof. A preliminary offering, specifically with regard to testimony or evidence, a preview of what will be said or shown. Also known as an offer of proof.
  2. To offer (usually something intangible)
  3. To offer for acceptance; tender:
(Archaic) To treat with tenderness
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  1. (Archaic) To treat with tenderness
  2. To submit as a tender
  3. To present for acceptance; offer
To do charitable or helpful work without pay:
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  1. To do charitable or helpful work without pay:
  2. To give or offer to give voluntarily:
  3. To freely choose to enter or offer to enter into any service; enlist
To give; furnish
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  1. To give; furnish
  2. To make available or have as a necessary feature; provide:
  3. To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury.
To make available; afford:
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  1. To make available; afford:
  2. To provide; furnish:
  3. To present as an act of worship:
To set down as a stipulation or requirement:
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  1. To set down as a stipulation or requirement:
  2. To make available (something needed or desired); furnish:
  3. To have as an available or desirable feature; afford:
To take up again; resume:
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  1. To take up again; resume:
  2. To repeat so as to reaffirm:
  3. To arrange for the extension of:

Synonym Study

  • Prolong and protract both primarily imply an extending in time, prolong suggesting continuation beyond the usual or expected time, and protract a being drawn out needlessly or wearingly
  • Elongate is a synonym for lengthen in the spatial sense and is more commonly used in technical applications
  • Extend and lengthen both imply a making longer in space or time, but extend, in addition, may signify an enlarging in area, scope, influence, meaning, etc.
Find another word for extend. In this page you can discover 90 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for extend, like: lengthen, elongate, protract, stretch-out, draw out, enlarge, prolong, continue, go as far as, stretch and spread.