extend


extend
extend ex‧tend [ɪkˈstend] verb
1. [transitive] to increase the period of time for which an agreement, contract etc is effective:

• The company decided not to extend his employment contract.

• The lease has been extended to five years.

2. [transitive] to make something bigger or increase its range:

• Conservationists have successfully blocked a plan to extend the golf course through the woods.

• If the program is successful it will be extended to cover the whole country.

3. extend credit to somebody to make credit available to someone:

• This was the first time that banks had extended credit to a Mexican government agency.

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extend UK US /ɪkˈstend/ verb
[I or T] to increase the period of time during which something is effective, or to last for a particular period of time: »

At present they are only open four days a week but they plan to extend their hours.

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extend an agreement/a contract/a deadline

extend sth from sth to sth »

Under the proposal the presidential term would be extended from five to six years.

extend into sth »

It looks as if the final talks will extend into June.

extend for sth »

Don't accept any loan that extends for more years than you plan to keep the car.

[T] to give or offer something to someone: extend benefits/coverage »

The proposal would extend medical insurance coverage to 95% of the population, including every child.

extend credit »

By buying and packaging mortgages, Wall Street enabled the lenders to extend credit even as the dangers grew in the housing market.

[T] to increase the size or range of something: »

The company's premises have been extended.

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The company's own-label range has been extended to include a dining line.

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The two educators are responsible for extending college business programs beyond the classroom.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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