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    I would like to ask about a phrase "extend an idea". Now I will simply try to define it with my own words.

    Definition: If you extend an idea, it becomes more general and exhaustive, becoming related to more things.

    Are these identical phrases to "extend an idea"?

    1. Broaden an idea.
    2. Widen an idea.

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    Re: extend an idea

    Can you give an example of what you mean by 'an idea'?

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    Re: extend an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Can you give an example of what you mean by 'an idea'?
    "You can extend this idea to having children and if you cotton wool them in everything they did your and their lives would be a lot harder, but many parents do."

    http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/prof...ur-ontological

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Are these identical phrases to "extend an idea"?

    1. Broaden an idea.
    2. Widen an idea.
    No, those don't work in lieu of the above. In fact, the usual expression is just "extend this/that", without "idea".

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    Re: extend an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No, those don't work in lieu of the above. In fact, the usual expression is just "extend this/that", without "idea".
    Then what would the another identical verb to to extend be?

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    Re: extend an idea

    What exactly is it that you're trying to establish here?

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    Re: extend an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    What exactly is it that you're trying to establish here?
    "Then what would the another identical verb to to extend be"

    Wasn't this very clear? I am looking for an identical verb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Wasn't this very clear?
    Well, no because you started by asking about one thing, and now you're asking about something else.

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    Re: extend an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Well, no because you started by asking about one thing, and now you're asking about something else.
    Yes, but that else thing is about this topic and I kinda know that if I would have opened a thread asking it, you would have joined it to this, as always. In PM, you said you split up them if required.

    Thank you.

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