Prender in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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prender
transitive verb
1. to arrest, to apprehend (arrestar)
2. to fasten (sujetar)
3. to light (encender) (luz, interruptor) (especially Am)
  • prender fuego a algo to set fire to something, to set something on fire
4. to grip (agarrar)
intransitive verb
5. to catch (fire) (arder)
6. to take root (planta)
7. to spread (opinión)
  • una idea que ha prendido entre el público an idea that has caught on among the public
prenderse
pronominal verb
1. to catch fire (arder)
prender
transitive verb
1 [+persona] (capturar) to catch; capture; (detener) to arrest
2 (Cos) (sujetar) to fasten; (con alfiler) to pin; attach;en to;
prender el pelo con horquillas to pin one's hair with grips
3 (atar) to tie; do up
4 especialmente (Latinoamérica) [+fuego, horno, vela, cigarrillo] to light; [+cerilla] to strike; [+luz, TV] to switch on; [+cuarto] to light up
intransitive verb
1 [+fuego] to catch
sus ideas prendieron fácilmente en la juventud his ideas soon caught on with the young
2 (engancharse) to catch; stick
el ancla prendió en el fondo the anchor buried itself in the seabed
3 [+planta] to take; take root
4 [+vacuna] to take
pronominal verb
prenderse
1 (encenderse) to catch fire
2 [+mujer] to dress up
3 (Caribe) (emborracharse) to get drunk
Verb Conjugations for prender
Gerund: prendiendo
Participle: prendido,preso
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yoprendoprendíprendíaprenderíaprenderé
prendesprendisteprendíasprenderíasprenderás
él/ella/Ud.prendeprendióprendíaprenderíaprenderá
nosotrosprendemosprendimosprendíamosprenderíamosprenderemos
vosotrosprendéisprendisteisprendíaisprenderíaisprenderéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.prendenprendieronprendíanprenderíanprenderán
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