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ex·tend / ikˈstend/ • v. [tr.] 1. cause to cover a larger area; make longer or wider: the Forest Service plans to extend a gravel road nearly a mile. ∎  expand in scope, effect, or meaning: we have continued to extend our range of specialist services. ∎  cause to last longer: high schools may consider extending the class day to seven periods. ∎  postpone (a starting or ending time) beyond the original limit: he extended the deadline to 4 p.m. today. ∎  straighten or spread out (the body or a limb) at full length: she is unable to extend her thumb. ∎  [intr.] occupy a specified area or stretch to a specified point: the mountains extend over the western end of the island a fault that may extend to a depth of 12 miles. ∎  [intr.] (extend to) include within one's scope; be applicable to: her generosity did not extend to all adults. ∎  (extend oneself) exert or exercise oneself to the utmost: you have to extend yourself to change rather than keep on doing the same thing. 2. hold (something) out toward someone: I nod and extend my hand. ∎  offer: she extended an invitation to her to stay. ∎  make (a resource) available to someone: I can't extend credit indefinitely. DERIVATIVES: ex·tend·a·bil·i·ty / ikˌstendəˈbilitē/ n. ex·tend·a·ble adj. ex·tend·i·bil·i·ty / ikˌstendəˈbilitē/ n. ex·tend·i·ble / -əbəl/ adj. ex·ten·si·bil·i·ty / ikˌstensəˈbilitē/ n. ex·ten·si·ble / -ˈstensəbəl/ adj.

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extend stretch out XIV; enlarge the scope of; stretch forth, hold out XVI. — L. extendere, f. EX-1 + tendere stretch, TEND2.
So extension stretching, distension XIV; enlargement XVI; state of being extended, range XVII. — late L. extensiō, -ōn-. extensive distended XV; of large extent XVII. — F. or late L. extent (hist.) valuation of property XIV; (leg.) seizure of lands, etc.; breadth or width of application, etc. XVI; length and breadth XVII. — AN. extente — medL. extenta, sb. use of fem. pp. of extendere.

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extendcommand, demand, remand •reprimand • countermand •amend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, befriend, bend, blend, blende, commend, comprehend, condescend, contend, depend, emend, end, expend, extend, fend, forfend, friend, impend, interdepend, lend, mend, misapprehend, misspend, offend, Oostende, Ostend, perpend, portend, rend, reprehend, scrag-end, send, spend, subtend, suspend, tail end, tend, transcend, trend, underspend, upend, vend, weekend, wend •U-bend • dividend • bookend •ill-omened • bin-end • stipend •penfriend • boyfriend • girlfriend •godsend • parascend • repetend •ingrained, self-contained, self-restrained, self-sustained, unascertained, unconstrained, undertrained, undrained, unexplained, unfeigned, unrestrained, unstained, unstrained, unsustained, untrained •crackbrained • harebrained •featherbrained • tearstained •fiend, unscreened, unweaned

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EXTEND

EXTEND (ɪkˈstɛnd) Exercise Training for the Elderly and/or Disabled

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