extend

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From Anglo-Norman and Old French estendre (French étendre), from Latin extendō (I stretch out).

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extend (third-person singular simple present extends, present participle extending, simple past and past participle extended)

  1. (intransitive) To increase in extent.
  2. (intransitive) To possess a certain extent.
  3. (transitive) To cause to increase in extent.
  4. (transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time.
  5. (transitive) To straighten (a limb).
  6. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply.
    to extend sympathy to the suffering
  7. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions.
    to extend liquors
    (Can we find and add a quotation of G. P. Burnham to this entry?)
  8. (UK, law) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

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