agrandar

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agrandar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make larger)
a. to make bigger
La única manera de agrandar el salón es tirando el tabique.The only way to make the living room bigger is to take down the partition.
b. to enlarge
Conseguí agrandar el ojal metiendo un lápiz en él.I managed to enlarge the buttonhole by sticking a pencil in it.
c. to let out (sewing)
Engordé tanto que voy a tener que agrandar este pantalón.I've put on so much weight I'm going to have to let these pants out.
2. (to overstate)
a. to exaggerate
Las personas negativas siempre tienden a agrandar sus problemas.Negative people always tend to exaggerate their problems.
agrandarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to become larger)
a. to get bigger
Las camisetas ajustadas tienden a agrandarse con el uso.Tight-fitting T-shirts tend to get bigger once you've worn them.
b. to grow larger
Al verme sus ojos se agrandaron.Her eyes grew larger when she saw me.
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agrandar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (en general)
a. to make bigger
2. (imagen)
a. to magnify
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to get bigger
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agrandar
transitive verb
(hacer más grande) to make bigger; enlarge; (exagerar) to exaggerate; magnify;
pronominal verb
agrandarse to get bigger
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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