Student Thesaurus

One entry found for extend.
Entry Word: extend
Function: verb
Text: 1 to make longer <our guests from out of town extended their visit by a week>
Synonyms draw out, elongate, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch
Related Words amplify, enlarge, expand, increase; attenuate, thin
Near Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce; thicken
Antonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut, cut back, shorten
2 to put before another for acceptance or consideration <the couple extended an invitation to join them for a get-together at their house after the concert> -- see OFFER 1
3 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area <you can extend that chaise lounge so that it lies completely flat> -- see OPEN 3
4 to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction <our backyard extends all the way to that brook> -- see RUN 3
5 to make greater in size, amount, or number <embarked on a series of wars intended to extend his empire> -- see INCREASE 1