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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 increase)
a. expandir
Craig put an SD card in his phone to expand the storage space.Craig puso una tarjeta SD a su teléfono para expandir el espacio de almacenamiento.
b. ampliar
The company is expanding its production of footwear.La empresa está ampliando su producción de calzado.
c. aumentar
Jose's connections helped him to expand his influence.Las conexiones de José lo ayudaron a aumentar su influencia.
d. ensanchar
Arthur's trip to South America expanded his knowledge of other cultures.El viaje de Arthur a Sudamérica ensanchó su conocimiento de otras culturas.
2. (to enlarge)
a. expandir
He took a deep breath and expanded his chest.Respiró profundamente y expandió su pecho.
b. dilatar (metal)
Heat expands metal.El calor dilata el metal.
3. (to express at length)
a. ampliar
The teacher asked Rosita to expand her report by including more data.El maestro le pidió a Rosita que ampliara su informe incluyendo más datos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to increase in volume)
a. expandirse
The balloon expanded as the child blew it up.El globo se expandió mientras el niño lo inflaba.
b. dilatarse
The glass expanded so rapidly that it broke.El vidrio se dilató tan rápido que se quebró.
5. (to increase in scope)
a. expandirse
The company plans to expand into three new countries next year.La empresa planea expandirse a tres países nuevos el año que viene.
b. extenderse
Our systems will soon expand to cater to remote areas throughout the country.Nuestros sistemas pronto se extenderán para ofrecer servicios a lugares remotos por todo el país.
6. (to increase in size)
a. estirarse
This material expands easily when you pull it, so it is ideal for these toys.Este material se estira fácilmente cuando se jala, así que es ideal para estos juguetes.
7. (to give further information; used with "on")
a. abundar
The story was interesting, but I thought they should have expanded on why the war was happening.La historia fue interesante, pero pienso que deberían haber abundado sobre por qué estaba sucediendo la guerra.
b. explayarse
The professor expanded on the importance of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle.El profesor se explayó sobre la importancia del descubrimiento del bosón de Higgs.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (production, output)
a. ampliar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (solid, gas)
a. dilatarse
3. (company)
a. expandirse, extenderse
expand [ɪksˈpænd]
transitive verb
1 [+market, operations, business] ampliar; [+metal] dilatar; [+number] aumentar; [+chest] expandir; [+wings] abrir; desplegar; [+influence, knowledge] aumentar; ampliar
2 (develop) [+statement, notes] ampliar
3 (broaden) [+experience, mind] ampliar; extender; [+horizons] ampliar; ensanchar
intransitive verb
1 [+gas, metal, lungs] dilatarse; [+market, operations, business] ampliarse
to expand (up)on [+notes, story] ampliar; desarrollar
2 [+person] (relax) distenderse
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