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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be inclined; used with infinitive)
a. tender a
She tends to complain about everything.Tiende a quejarse de todo.
b. soler
Margarita tends to get along with everyone.Margarita suele llevarse bien con todos.
c. tener tendencia a
People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck.Las personas tienen tendencia a creer que la felicidad no es más que un golpe de suerte.
d. inclinarse a
I tend to think someone has bribed the judge.Me inclino a pensar que alguien ha sobornado al juez.
2. (to have a quality; used with "toward")
a. tender a
Her books tend toward the theoretical rather than the practical.Sus libros tienden a ser más teóricos que prácticos.
The poll found that the voters tended toward the conservative.La encuesta halló que los votantes tendían a ser conservadores.
3. (to care for; used with "to")
a. atender a
We have a nurse that comes every day to tend to my father-in-law.Tenemos un enfermero que viene todos los días a atender a mi suegro.
b. ocuparse de
The family shares the responsibility of tending to the housework.La familia comparte la responsabilidad de ocuparse de los quehaceres domésticos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to care for)
a. cuidar
Ronny is in the pasture tending the sheep.Ronny está en el pastizal cuidando las ovejas.
b. atender
The doctor is busy tending the injured.El médico está ocupado atendiendo a los heridos.
c. ocuparse de
I deeply enjoy tending my garden.Disfruto profundamente de ocuparme del jardín.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. tender
to tend to do somethingsoler hacer algo
tend [tend]
intransitive verb
to tend to do sth tender a hacer algo; soler hacer algo
be apt to
men tend to die younger than women los hombres tienden a or suelen morir más jóvenes que las mujeres; this type of material tends to shrink este tipo de tela tiene tendencia a or tiende a or suele encoger
I tend to wake up early in the morning
that tends to be the case tiende a ser así; suele ser así
lighter cars tend to be noisy men tend to put on weight in middle age children tend to prefer sweet things to meat be disposed to
I tend to agree me inclino a pensar lo mismo
I tend to think that I tend to think that members of parliament by and large do a good job
to tend towards tender a; her stories tend towards the melodramatic sus historias tienden a ser melodramáticas; he tends towards conservatism es de tendencias conservadoras
it is a blue tending to green People born under Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius tended towards extroversion, whereas those born under Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces were more likely to be introverts Our school dramas tend toward comedy and farce she tended towards belief in reincarnation intellectuals tend towards left wing views he tends towards fat
tend [tend]
transitive verb
1 (care for) [+patient, invalid] cuidar; atender; [+sheep, cattle, horses] cuidar; ocuparse de; [+garden] ocuparse de; [+grave] cuidar de; [+fire] atender; ocuparse de
she tended her sick husband for years he tended her in her painful illness the boys were tending cattle in the fields he looked forward to tending his sheep again my aunt stayed on, tending her chickens and growing vegetables she went out to tend the plants, trimming a straggly shoot, picking off a blossom gone by servants were scurrying around, tending horses, carrying things like firewood or sacks of what seemed to be vegetables, he tends the flowerbeds she was touched to find that unknown hands had lovingly tended the graves of her mother and sister a neat, well-tended graveyard The teacher had to tend the fire herself, chopping wood, carrying coal, and removing ashes; no help was provide she is never happier than when tending a bonfire or doing her carpentry in the garage
to tend bar (US) servir en el bar
John made a few extra bucks tending bar
intransitive verb
to tend to [+patient, invalid] atender a; cuidar; [+sheep, cattle, horses] cuidar; ocuparse de; [+fire] atender; ocuparse de; [+housework, wounds, needs] ocuparse de
I had gone to tend to my sheep he is too busy tending to his ten cows to bother attending clan meetings It is she who tends to Arthur's wounds after the Battle of Camlan ...while she tended to her patient the little nun who tended to him was extremely kind this will allow parents to tend to their newborn or sick children I have to tend to the other guests in our culture, girls are brought up to tend to the needs of others she hurried away to tend to the grill physicians were tending to his broken leg
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