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extend to (someone or something)

1. To spread or continue to some area or point. Has the leak in the kitchen extended to the living room now too?
2. To include or encompass someone or something. The handbook extends to seniors too, so you'll get a demerit if your shirt isn't tucked in.
3. To cause something to become longer, either in physical length or duration. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "extend" and "to." Can you extend the measuring tape to this spot on the wall?
4. To share something with someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "extend" and "to." I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Please extend my sympathy to your mother as well.
See also: extend, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: extend, to

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.
See also: extend, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

extend to

v.
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.
See also: extend, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Trump indicated that this single-minded approach would extend to US relations with Pakistan, which consecutive US administrations have criticised for links with the Taliban and for harbouring influential figures from major terrorist groups, such as Osama bin Laden.
Trump indicated that single-minded approach would extend to US relations with troubled ally Pakistan, which consecutive US administrations have criticized for links with the Taliban and for harboring leading militants.
He said that in response, Xi told him that China supports him in the Philippine government's campaign against insurgency and illegal drugs, 'and the help that they can extend to us.'
"We are also very happy to see the spirit of cooperation between all participants and the lessons learned that were gained from this exercise." "The successful execution of this exercise is a testament to the Royal Saudi Land forces, the United States Army, planners, Soldiers, as well as the gracious hospitality that has been extend to us," said McKenrick.
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If someone wants to celebrate the birth of Jesus they can freely do so with no complaints from us atheists; it would be nice if they would extend to us the same courtesy and stop trying to tell us what we should be celebrating.
Both authors implicitly criticize politicians for failing to realize this, but the criticism should extend to us, scholars.