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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to stretch out)
a. extender
The eagle extended its wings and took flight.El águila extendió las alas y emprendió el vuelo.
b. tender
Alexa smiled and extended her hand.Alexa sonrió y le tendió la mano.
2. (to offer)
a. dar
We extended our condolences to Jose's family when we heard he'd died.Le dimos las condolencias a la familia de José cuando nos enteramos de que se había muerto.
b. extender
The bank extended us a $100,000 credit line.El banco nos extendió una línea de crédito de $100,000.
3. (to prolong)
a. prolongar
We are extending the road by another 50 miles.Vamos a prolongar la carretera otras 50 millas.
4. (to enlarge)
a. ampliar
I'm taking a course in differential calculus to extend my knowledge.Estoy tomando un curso de cálculo diferencial para ampliar mis conocimientos.
b. extender
The United States extended its borders in stages.Los Estados Unidos extendió sus fronteras en etapas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to spread)
a. extenderse
Our ranch extends from the river to the hills.Nuestro rancho se extiende del río a las colinas.
b. abarcar
Mount Baker National Forest extends over 140 miles.El Bosque Nacional de Mount Baker abarca más de 140 millas.
6. (in time)
a. prolongarse
The meeting extended beyond its scheduled time.La junta se prolongó más allá de la hora programada.
7. (to stretch out)
a. extenderse
The ladder extends to 20 feet.La escalera se extiende a 20 pies.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (in space)
a. extender
2. (frontier, knowledge)
a. ampliar
to extend a houseampliar una casa
3. (in time; holiday, contract, deadline)
a. prolongar
4. (give, offer; one's hand)
a. tender
5. (support, thanks)
a. dar
6. (finance)
to extend credit to somebodyconceder un crédito a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (in space)
a. extenderse
8. (in time)
a. prolongarse
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extend [ɪksˈtend]
transitive verb
1 (stretch out) [+hand, arm] extender; (to sb) tender; alargar;
2 (offer) [+one's friendship, help, hospitality] ofrecer; [+one's thanks, congratulations, condolences, welcome] dar; [+invitation] enviar; [+credit] extender; otorgar
3 (prolong) [+road, line, visit] prolongar
4 (enlarge) [+building] ampliar; [+knowledge, research] ampliar; profundizar en; [+powers, business] ampliar; aumentar; [+frontiers] extender; [+vocabulary] enriquecer; aumentar
5 (push to the limit) [+athlete] pedir el máximo esfuerzo a
that child is not sufficiently extended a ese niño no se le exige el rendimiento que es capaz de dar; the staff is fully extended el personal trabaja a pleno rendimiento; to extend o.s. trabajar al máximum; esforzarse
intransitive verb
1 [+land, wall]
to extend to or as far as extenderse a or hasta; llegar hasta; the farm extends over 40,000 hectares la finca abarca unas 40.000 hectáreas
to extend to abarcar; incluir; does that extend to me? ¿eso me incluye a mí?
3 [+meeting]
to extend to or into prolongarse hasta; to extend for prolongarse por espacio de; prolongarse durante
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