extend

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. continue, lengthen, elongate, widen, enlarge, stretch, draw out, prolong, protract, expand, spread, broaden; increase; hold out, proffer, offer, impart, bestow. See increase, length. Ant., shorten.
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make larger]
Syn. lengthen, elongate, protract, stretch out, draw out, enlarge, prolong; see also increase 1 .
2. [To occupy space to a given point]
Syn. continue, go as far as, stretch, spread; see reach 1 .
Syn.- 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.; elongate is a synonym for lengthen in the spatial sense and is more commonly used in technical applications; 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
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. stretch elongate, enlarge, expand, spread, lengthen, draw out, prolong, protract, unfurl, increase, continue.
2. offer accord, grant, proffer, tender, present, submit, put forth.
ANT.: 1. contract, shorten, shrink. 2. withdraw, rescind
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area: expand, fan (out), open (out or up), outstretch, spread, stretch, unfold, unroll. See MOVE. 2. To make or become longer: draw out, elongate, lengthen, prolong, prolongate, protract, spin (out), stretch (out). Mathematics: produce. See INCREASE, LONG. 3. To make or become more comprehensive or inclusive: broaden, expand, widen. See INCREASE. 4. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance: carry, go, lead, reach, run, stretch. See REACH. 5. To change or fluctuate within limits: go, range, run, vary. See CHANGE. 6. To make or become greater or larger: aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build, build up, burgeon, enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, magnify, mount, multiply, proliferate, rise, run up, snowball, soar, swell, upsurge, wax. Informal: beef up. See INCREASE. 7. To put before another for acceptance: offer, present2, proffer, tender2, volunteer. Idioms: come forward with, lay at someone's feet, lay before. See OFFER. 8. To make (something) readily available: afford, offer, provide. Idiom: place (or put) at one's disposal. See OFFER. 9. To arrange for the extension of: renew. See CONTINUE.

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