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extend

[ ik-stend ]
/ ɪkˈstɛnd /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of extend

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English extenden, from Latin extendere “to stretch out.” See ex-1, tend1

synonym study for extend

5. See lengthen.

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British Dictionary definitions for extend

extend
/ (ɪkˈstɛnd) /

verb

Derived forms of extend

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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Medical definitions for extend

extend
[ ĭk-stĕnd ]

v.

To straighten a limb; unbend.
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