Translation of extend in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (stretch out) [limbs/wings/telescope] extender*; [rope/wire] tender* she extended her hand to greet him le tendió or extendió la mano para saludarlo 1.2 (lengthen) [road/line/visit] prolongar*; [lease/contract] prorrogar* the service has been extended to the suburbs el servicio se ha ampliado or extendido a los barrios de las afueras the deadline has been extended se ha extendido or prorrogado el plazo 1.3 (enlarge) [house/room] ampliar*; [empire] extender*; [range/scope/influence] extender*, ampliar* to extend sth
tosth extender* algo aalgo
- 2 (offer) [formal] to extend an invitation to sb invitar a algn (of written invitations) cursarle invitación a algn [formal] to extend a warm welcome to sb darle* una calurosa bienvenida a algn we are unable to extend further credit to you nos es imposible facilitarle or extenderle más créditoExample sentences
- Well done John and all in the area extend our very best wishes and wish you many more hours of happy flying.
- His family, relations and many friends in the area extend their best wishes on him reaching such a significant milestone and hope he enjoyed the occasion.
- He is always welcome here, and I hope others will afford him the same courtesy that he extends to them.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (stretch) [fence/property/line] extenderse*; [jurisdiction/influence] extenderse* their empire extended over the whole of the Mediterranean su imperio se extendía por todo el Mediterráneo, su imperio abarcaba todo el Mediterráneo 1.2 (in time) [talks/negotiations] prolongarse* his reign extended over 72 years su reino se prolongó durante 72 años, su reino abarcó 72 añosExample sentences1.3 (become extended) [ladder/rod/antenna] extenderse* the telescope extends to 10ft el telescopio se extiende hasta 10 pies de largo 1.4
(extending present participle/participio presente)[table/leg/ladder] extensibleExample sentences
- The former Development Officer alleges that the suggestion that his probation period should be extended came from a representative of one of the Chambers of Commerce.
- The martial law status was imposed on troubled Aceh on May 19 for a six-month period and was extended for another six months on Nov.19.
- The public should be encouraged to register now instead of sitting back and hoping that the period will be extended or get discouraged because the process is slow.
- So far, Nepal has created fourteen protected areas, covering at least ten percent of the country's land mass, and there are plans to extend these protected areas.
- There are now plans to extend the area covered by the partnership to the villages of Wrelton, Aislaby, Middleton, Cropton, Rosedale and Sinnington.
- Commenting on the report's recommendation on ride encroachment, the senior zoo spokesman said there were no future plans for the theme park and the rides to be extended into the zoo area.
- His left leg was extended straight, spread across the length of the table, while his right leg hung limply off the side, his foot slowly brushing across the floor.
- The soaring creature opened a large but blunt fist, extending its fingers their full length.
- Straighten your legs, extending your arms in front of you.
- The study area currently extends 300 km off the east side of the Peron Peninsula and includes more than 600 animals.
- It has headroom of about 6.1 metres and a large secure yard area that extends 31.8 metres.
- The architect and the engineers developed a rigid ‘hollow tube’ design of closely spaced steel columns with floor trusses extending across to a central core.
- The Burren area extends some 40 kilometers from east to west and 30 kilometers from north to south.
- These residues expand a region extending from the C-terminus of S5 to the N-terminus of S6.
- This farm grain bin near Firth was typical of the storm damage that extended from central to eastern Nebraska.
- Health care is a human right that extends to all people, including those who are HIV positive.
- Patients were recruited over four years, and the study could not have included more patients without extending to other healthcare districts and hospitals.
- While that may include the almost stereotypical use of cocaine, it also extends to amphetamines and ecstasy use.
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