extend (v.)
exaggerate, magnify, blow up
AC V.ii.62.2[Proculeius to Cleopatra] You do extend / These thoughts of horror further than you shall / Find cause in Caesar
Cym I.i.25[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of Posthumus] I do extend him ... within himself [i.e. overpraise him only insofar as he deserves it]
Cym I.v.19[Iachimo to all, of Posthumus' banishment] the approbation of those that weep this lamentable divorce under her colours are wonderfully to extend him
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