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Another word for extend

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Verb
  1. To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area

      1. To unwind and open (something rolled up).
      2. To unfold and present to view; reveal.
      3. To become unrolled.
      1. To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
      2. To remove the coverings from; disclose to view:
      3. To reveal gradually by written or spoken explanation; make known:
      1. To lengthen, widen, or distend:
      2. To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space:
      3. To make taut; tighten:
      1. To open to a fuller extent or width; stretch:
      2. To make wider the gap between; move farther apart:
      3. To distribute over a surface in a layer:
      1. Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.
      2. Affording unobstructed passage or view:
      3. Having no protecting or concealing cover:
      1. A machine using an electric motor to rotate thin, rigid vanes in order to move air, as for cooling.
      2. A collapsible, usually wedge-shaped device made of a light material such as silk, paper, or plastic.
      3. A machine for winnowing.
      1. To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge:
      2. To express at length or in detail; enlarge on:
      3. To open (something) up or out; spread out:
    See also:

    move

  2. To make or become longer

  3. To make or become more comprehensive or inclusive

    See also:

    increase

  4. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance

    See also:

    reach

  5. To change or fluctuate within limits

      1. To undergo or show change:
      2. To deviate from a standard or expectation:
      3. To have a range of different qualities or amounts:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits:
      2. An amount or extent of variation:
      3. The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing.
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
    See also:

    change

  6. To make or become greater or larger

    See also:

    increase

  7. To put before another for acceptance

      1. A person who performs or offers to perform a service voluntarily:
      2. A person who chooses to enter a branch of the military without being drafted or forced to do so by law.
      3. A person who works without pay or assumes an obligation to which he or she is not a party or otherwise interested.
      1. Easily crushed or bruised; fragile:
      2. Easily chewed or cut:
      3. Young and vulnerable:
      1. To offer for acceptance; tender:
      2. The act of proffering; an offer.
      1. A moment or period in time perceptible as intermediate between past and future; now.
      2. The present tense.
      3. A verb form in the present tense.
      1. To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer:
      2. To put forward for consideration; propose:
      3. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement:
  8. To make (something) readily available

      1. To make available (something needed or desired); furnish:
      2. To supply something needed or desired to:
      3. To have as an available or desirable feature; afford:
      1. To present for acceptance or rejection; proffer:
      2. To put forward for consideration; propose:
      3. To present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement:
      1. To have the financial means for; bear the cost of:
      2. To manage to spare or give up:
      3. To manage or bear without disadvantage or risk to oneself:
  9. To arrange for the extension of

    See also:

    continue

Another word for extend

Verb
  1. To make larger

    See also:

    increase

  2. To occupy space to a given point

    See also:

    reach

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.