1(have tendency, be inclined)tenderprices are tending downward — los precios tienden a la baja
- his views tend toward the extreme — sus opiniones tienden a ser extremistas
- to tend to + inf — tender a + inf
- it tends to shrink — tiende a encoger
- women tend to live longer than men — las mujeres tienden a / suelen vivir más que los hombres
- she tends to be irritable in the morning — tiende a / 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 — tiende a / suele resfriarse con facilidad
- Very obese people tend not to exercise.
- People tended not to save email messages.
- We tend not to reapply sun cream frequently enough.
- They tended to live beyond their means, and on one occasion barely avoided bankruptcy.
- Your work tends not to employ direct political messages.
- George's adoration of his small children tended to evaporate as they grew older.
- You tend not to go out partying and clubbing till 2am.
- I write most of my stuff late at night and tend not to spend a lot of time editing it.
- These rolls were rather fragile, so they tended to become damaged.
- Popular though these titles are, their appeal tends to be limited to a particular culture.
- Photocopies of handwritten notes look scrappy and tend not to be valued.
- Historians during the 20th century tended overwhelmingly to write about single countries - almost always their own.
- People tend not to like to wait.
- They tend not to be frequenters of high-art institutions.
- The primary carer tends frequently to be the mother and therefore the law favours the mother.
- Some cultures also tend not to make eye contact.
- People in the West tend not to read books in languages other than their own.
- Winning entries tend musically to sound rather similar.
- Rather than finding the deserters, the army tends simply dismiss them in their absence.
- My personal network tends to be limited to people in similar fields to me.
to tend to
1(attend to)ocuparse deplease tend to these customers — por favor ocúpese de / atienda a estos clientes
- I will be able to tend upon you regularly for the next week but after that my time will be divided.
- The suicide bombers believe that a place in paradise awaited him, 70 virgins waiting to tend their every need.
1(sheep/flock) cuidar (de)(flock/sheep) ocuparse de(victims/invalids) cuidar (de)(victims/invalids) atender(grave/garden) ocuparse deto tend bar (US) or (British) the bar — atender el bar
- The very basis of growing plants is tending the soil itself.
- You must have a familiarity with the character and history of the land you tend.
- While most of the graves are lovingly tended, many others are overgrown, unkempt and desecrated.
- He had no land to cultivate nor crops to tend.
- The workers take on the responsibility of cultivating the ground and tending the crops.
- Local people have shown great community initiative by tending by planting, watering and looking after the flower beds.
- Trees grow more quickly here, and they cost less to plant, tend, and harvest.
- Caring for livestock or tending the land seems an idyllic lifestyle.
- You will find some of the cleanest and best tended beaches on the west coast.
- The oaks were planted in special soil and tended carefully during cultivation.
- Someone had to plant the trees and tend them until the coffee beans reached maturity.
- Part of a doctor's vocation is to tend the sick with care and conscientiousness.
- Both men work hard in tending their crops and caring for the animals, especially their cow.
- The man next door tends his weeds with care.
- She and her husband regularly tended the small plot at the crematorium where the ashes of her parents are buried.
- His gardens are tended with skill and care, and his home is neat.
- They spend countless hours each summer planting, tending and enjoying their gardens.
- These pitches are definitely not a pretty sight, and they most certainly are not tended with loving care.
- She and husband Paul have lovingly tended the garden at their home.
- She took a keen interest in flowers and plants, tending them with great care and fondness.