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extend (one's) sympathy
To share one's condolences. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Please extend my sympathy to your mother as well. Don't worry, I extended your sympathy in my card too.
extend a/(one's) hand
1. To reach toward someone in order to shake hands. He extended his hand once we agreed on the terms, and I shook it firmly.
2. To make a gesture or declaration of welcome, amity, goodwill, etc. (to someone). Ultimately, we are all football fans, so I always extend a hand in friendship to my opponents and their supporters.
3. To offer one's support or assistance (to someone). The entire community has extended their hand to help us recover from this devastating tragedy. The country was quick to extend a hand when its neighbor to the North needed an ally.
extend across (something)
To stretch across or over something. When we noticed the dark clouds extending across the skyline, we quickly packed up our things and ran from the beach.
extend from (something)
To stretch from one thing or place to another; to affect multiple things or areas. Unfortunately, it seems like the leak has extended from the kitchen to the living room.
See also: extend
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.
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