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extend

(programming)
To add features to a program, especially through the use of hooks.

"Extend" is very often used in the phrase "extend the functionality of a program."

Plug-ins are one form of extension.
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The anxiety, which in this state of their attachment must be the portion of Henry and Catherine, and of all who loved either, as to its final event, can hardly extend, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, who will see in the tell-tale compression of the pages before them, that we are all hastening together to perfect felicity.
But, madam, it is needless; from the wharf to the hotel, as you observe, extends an unbroken line of prostrate newspaper men who crave the honour of having you walk upon them.
In order to achieve the "Java Verified" designation, Novell (Nasdaq:NOVL) tested its Novell exteNd Composer integration server and Novell exteNd Director interaction server against the Java AVK from Sun Microsystems.
A Federal Reserve Bank shall have no obligation to make, increase, renew, or extend any advance or discount to any depository institution.
For CPAs performing such engagements--called extended audit services in the professional accounting Literature--this often means helping with a company's internal audit functions or performing audit services that extend beyond generally accepted auditing standards.