Translation of tend in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tend/


  • 1 (have tendency, be inclined) tender* prices are tending downward los precios tienden a la baja his views tend toward the extreme sus opiniones tienden a ser extremistas, tiene tendencias extremistas to tend to + infinitive/infinitivo tender* a + infinitive/infinitivo it tends to shrink tiende a encoger, tiene tendencia a encoger women tend to live longer than men las mujeres tienden a or suelen vivir más que los hombres she tends to be irritable in the morning tiende a or suele estar de mal humor por la mañana it tends to rain less in July en julio suele llover menos I tend to prefer white wine to red en general prefiero el vino blanco al tinto I tend to agree with you me inclino a pensar como usted he tends to catch colds easily tiene tendencia or propensión a resfriarse, tiende a or suele resfriarse con facilidad
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    • People tended not to save email messages.
    • We tend not to reapply sun cream frequently enough.
    • The primary carer tends frequently to be the mother and therefore the law favours the mother.
  • 2 (attend) to tend to sth/sb ocuparse de algo/algn please tend to these customers por favor ocúpese de or atienda a estos clientes
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    • The suicide bombers believe that a place in paradise awaited him, 70 virgins waiting to tend their every need.
    • I will be able to tend upon you regularly for the next week but after that my time will be divided.


  • [sheep/flock] cuidar (de), ocuparse de; [invalids/victims] cuidar (de), atender*; [garden/grave] ocuparse de to tend bar (American English/inglés norteamericano) o (British English/inglés británico) the bar atender* el bar
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    • She took a keen interest in flowers and plants, tending them with great care and fondness.
    • The man next door tends his weeds with care.
    • Caring for livestock or tending the land seems an idyllic lifestyle.

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