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1‘in 1712 he attempted to extend his dominions’
expand, enlarge, increase, make larger, make bigger, make greater
lengthen, widen, broaden
stretch, stretch out, draw out, elongate
2‘the garden extends down to the road’
continue, carry on, run on, last, spread, range, reach, lead
3‘we have continued to extend our range of services’
widen, expand, broaden
augment, supplement, increase, add to, enhance, amplify, develop, top up, build up, diversify
4‘a bill to extend the life of parliament’
prolong, lengthen, increase, continue, run on, keep going, perpetuate, sustain
stretch out, protract, spin out, string out, drag out
postpone, defer, delay, put back, put off
5‘lie flat on the floor with your arms and legs extended’
stretch out, spread out, reach out, straighten out, open out
6‘he extended a hand in greeting’
hold out, put out, stick out, hold forth, put forth, reach out
offer, give, outstretch, proffer
7‘the society wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Mr Bayes’
offer, proffer, hold out, advance
give, grant, bestow, accord, present, confer, impart
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