Difference between Stretch and Extend

What is the difference between Stretch and Extend?

Stretch as a verb is to lengthen by pulling. while Extend as a verb is to increase in extent.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To lengthen by pulling. To lengthen when pulled. To pull tight. To get more use than expected from a limited resource. To be inaccurate by exaggeration. To extend from limit point to limit point. To extend one's limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An act of stretching. The ability to lengthen when pulled. A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic A segment of a journey or route. A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it. A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner. A length of time

Example sentence: Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To increase in extent.To possess a certain extent.To cause to increase in extent.To cause to last for a longer period of time.To straighten (a limb).

Example sentence: To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.

We hope you now know whether to use Stretch or Extend in your sentence.

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