extend

[ ik-stend ]
/ ɪkˈstɛnd /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of extend

1250–1300; Middle English extenden < Latin extendere to stretch out. See ex-1, tend1

SYNONYMS FOR extend

6 enlarge; widen, dilate.
8 bestow, impart.

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British Dictionary definitions for extend

extend

/ (ɪkˈstɛnd) /

verb

Derived Forms

extendible or extendable, adjectiveextendibility or extendability, noun

Word Origin for extend

C14: from Latin extendere to stretch out, from tendere to stretch
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Medicine definitions for extend

extend

[ ĭk-stĕnd ]

v.

To straighten a limb; unbend.
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