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extend across something

to spread across something. The shadows extended across the whole land. The fog extended across the low-lying land.
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extend credit (to someone or a company)

 and extend someone or a company credit
to allow someone to purchase something on credit. I'm sorry, Mr. Smith, but because of your poor record of payment, we are no longer able to extend credit to you. Look at this letter, Jane. The store won't extend credit anymore.
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extend (from something) (to something)

to spread from one point to another point. The cloud of smoke extended from one end of town to the other. It extended to the end of the road from our front gate.

extend one's sympathy (to someone)

to express sympathy to someone. (A very polite and formal way to tell someone that you are sorry about a misfortune.) Please permit me to extend my sympathy to you and your children. I'm very sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Let's extend our sympathy to Bill Jones, who is in the hospital with a broken leg. We should send him some flowers.
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extend over someone or something

to spread over someone or something. The smoke extended over Tom and his friends, who were having a picnic. The cloud extended over the entire valley.
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extend something to something

1. . to lengthen something to reach something. We extended the antenna to its full length. Extend your arm to the wall and see how straight you can make it.
2. to push a stated deadline further into the future. I will extend the deadline to Friday. We cannot extend the due date to next month.
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extend to someone or something

to reach all the way to someone or something. This policy extends to you also. The road extends to Los Angeles.
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extend credit to

Also, extend someone credit. Allow a purchase on credit; also, permit someone to owe money. For example, The store is closing your charge account; they won't extend credit to you any more, or The normal procedure is to extend you credit for three months, and after that we charge interest . This idiom uses the verb extend in the sense of "offer" or "provide," a usage dating from the mid-1500s.
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give credit

1. Also, extend credit. Trust someone to pay at some future time what he or she owes. For example, I haven't enough cash this month, so I hope they'll give me credit. This use of credit dates from the mid-1500s.
2. Acknowledge an accomplishment, as in They really should give her credit for the work she's done. [Late 1700s] The phrase is sometimes amplified to give credit where credit is due, meaning the acknowledgment should be to the person who deserves it. This expression was probably coined by Samuel Adams in a letter (October 29, 1777), which put it: "Give credit to whom credit due." It is sometimes put give someone their due, as in We should really give Nancy her due for trying to sort out this mess.
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extend to

1. To stretch out to some point: The road extends to the next city.
2. To lengthen or prolong something to some point: We extended the table's legs to raise its height. I'd like to extend my holiday to the weekend.
3. To include someone or something in a sphere of influence: These rules extend to applications submitted before this morning.
4. To offer something to someone: Extend my best wishes to your family.
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For each of these, the graph G' can be found in polynomial time and extendability can be determined in polynomial time.
b) If either D or D' has a global holomorphic peak function at infinity, then the set of holomorphic extendability of f is an open dense subset of [partial derivative]D.
The extendability of the microprocessor gives designers the freedom to add their own IP and to patent their custom design.
It gives huge extendability to memory-hungry applications, such as high-end servers, which normally require memory stability as well as a great amount of memory, to operate properly.
With more than 18 years experience, S2 solutions today drive high-volume transaction systems for some of the world's largest organizations -- enabling better reliability, availability, scalability, and extendability.
The upgrade to Juniper Networks routers is a significant step forward for CLEAR's IP services for extendability in offering multiple, concurrent IP services to customers including high-performance peering services and data center access.
com also saw strong growth across our verticals during the second quarter 2000, demonstrating the extendability and scale of our business model.
To capitalize on the near- and long-term potential of this market, the INOVA platform was designed to deliver both the manufacturing performance and technology extendability chipmakers will need for their emerging and future device generations.
Another powerful feature of the POLARIS 2500 Cluster design is its 300-mm extendability in the same footprint.
Ultimately we intend to take advantage of the scalability and extendability of INFORMIX-Universal Server to automate many of our existing business processes.
Perhaps most important, the final proposed mix of technologies will have the extendability to manage future expansion plans and provide complete congruity with the client's anticipated future needs.