extend

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

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. extemporaneous,
  2. extemporaneously,
  3. extemporary,
  4. extempore,
  5. extemporize,
  6. extend credit to,
  7. extendable,
  8. extended,
  9. extended care,
  10. extended complex plane

Origin of extend

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

SYNONYMS FOR extend
5. continue. See lengthen. 6. enlarge; widen, dilate. 8. bestow, impart.

ANTONYMS FOR extend

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for extendibility

extend

/ (ɪkˈstɛnd) /

verb

Derived Formsextendible 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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Word Origin and History for extendibility

extend

v.

early 14c., "to value, assess;" late 14c. "to stretch out, lengthen," from Anglo-French estendre (late 13c.), Old French estendre "stretch out, extend, increase," from Latin extendere "stretch out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Related: Extended; extending.

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Medicine definitions for extendibility

extend

[ ĭk-stĕnd ]

v.

To straighten a limb; unbend.

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