Translation of extend in Spanish:

extend

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstend/

vt

  • 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 to sth extender* algo a algo
  • 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 crédito
  • 3 (stretch mentally) this job does not extend me este trabajo no me exige lo que podría rendir we need exercises that will extend our pupils necesitamos ejercicios que exijan el máximo rendimiento de nuestros alumnos

vi

  • 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 años 1.3 (become extended) [ladder/rod/antenna] extenderse* the telescope extends to 10ft el telescopio se extiende hasta 10 pies de largo 1.4
    (extending pres p)
    [table/leg/ladder] extensible

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