Translation of extend in Spanish:


extender, v.

Pronunciation /ɛkˈstɛnd//ɪkˈstɛnd//ɪkˈstɛnd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(stretch out)

      (telescope/wings/limbs) extender
      (wire/rope) tender
      she extended her hand to greet him le tendió / extendió la mano para saludarlo
      • The soaring creature opened a large but blunt fist, extending its fingers their full length.
      • In supine poses the front of the body is extended as the arms stretch over the head.
      • When you extend your legs your body forms a V shape; when you lower your legs your feet form a V shape.
      • Before the operation his elbow was 17 degrees off straight which prevented him extending his arm fully; after the surgery the bend is down to 12 degrees.
      • To make this move more challenging, maintain position and let go of your legs, extending arms straight in front of you, palms facing in.
      • She suffered torn knee ligaments and a broken right heel and is unable to extend one leg fully 14 months after the accident.
      • Amy then extended her arms and spread her legs to increase wind resistance, and Kevin was able to catch up with her.
      • With her body hidden, she extended the hand with the bag towards the door.
      • Standing in an upright position, hold on to a chair for support, then extend your left leg straight behind you until you feel your buttock tighten.
      • Holding the block, extend your legs straight up in the air so they your torso and legs make a 90-degree angle.
      • He could not take it any longer, and tried to push up my body extending his left arm.
      • At the bottom of the motion, reverse direction by extending your legs and straighten back up to the start position, exhaling as you complete the movement.
      • Step two: clench your fists and extend your two thumbs.
      • Lie on your back, legs straight, and extend your arms overhead, stretching your hands and feet as far apart as possible.
      • Grab a medicine ball with both hands and extend your arms straight out along the sides of your head and just above the floor.
      • The outer arms were extended away from the body.
      • Begin by powerfully pulling the medicine ball/weight across your body, extending your arms in front of your torso, until you reach a point just outside your left hip.
      • Straighten your legs, extending your arms in front of you.
      • She stopped, glaring deep into Sarah's eyes, she shifted her body, extended her arm and opened their way off the bus.
      • 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.

    • 1.2(lengthen)

      (road/line/visit) prolongar
      (contract/lease) prorrogar
      the service has been extended to the suburbs el servicio se ha ampliado / extendido a los barrios de las afueras
      • the deadline has been extended se ha extendido / prorrogado el plazo
      • 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.
      • As a result the footpath in this area will be extended, narrowing the carriageway, but creating a more pedestrian friendly environment.
      • This morning I have extended the area covered by the capillary matting in the sun room, and added in the second water reservoir, as more and more things need to go out there.
      • Mr Brennan pointed to the outturn of the decision which allows State aid to be extended from a period of three years to one of five years.
      • Orthodox Serbians are asking for the Christmas period to be extended but the borough council is sticking with tradition and taking down the decorations tomorrow.
      • Some local businessman and councillors wish to expand Kendal to the north, extending the Sandylands area and Shap Industrial Estate northwards.
      • Dramatically framed by alpine peaks, it extends an existing residential area.
      • 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.
      • If the move is a success, the eight-week period could be extended.
      • All the data can be kept for five years in the system and the saving period can be extended if needed.
      • 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.
      • Schule added that Musser's probationary period had been extended for the M.D. to see what the new provincial guidelines would be.
      • Mr Prescott would then have 21 days to reach a decision, although this period could be extended if necessary.
      • So we joined the fray, and asked Pendle Borough Council for the proposed conservation area to be extended.
      • If it works, it may be extended throughout the Bradford area.
      • It is for the same reason the council has asked for the boundary to be extended in the Chalumna area.
      • Of the options they will be asked to consider, extending St George's Hall seems to be a non-starter.
      • If indeed the increase is based on improving water supply lines and extending these to areas formerly neglected, there is merit in the move.
      • We've told the industry that the licensing program we put in place during the safeguard period will be extended.
      • The new lending period has been extended from two to three weeks.
      • Cllr Brian Stanley said it was important that the meter area for Portlaoise be extended.
      • The screening period will be extended if there are enough viewers, but if not, the film's out.
      • Mr Chilufya said the investor had grown 30 hectares of bananas this year, which would be extended every year to cover the whole area.
      • 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.
      • A spokeswoman said the transition period had already been extended from the proposed three years.
      • 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.
      • I am glad to see that the consultation period has been extended again.
      • Mr Green wants to make alterations and additions to the building to create a new restaurant, extend his kitchen and increase the number of toilets to include facilities for the disabled.
      • Our geographic district has been extended so that we cover an area at least double the previous size.
      • And thus desert and sandy areas are being extended by the impact of wind, and therefore further desertification is taking place.
      • Questions have already been raised over whether Glasgow should extend its boundaries to increase its tax revenue base.
      • In turn, that will necessarily mean that the trauma inflicted on the victim by the legal system itself will be extended over a period of years.
      • There are now plans to extend the area covered by the partnership to the villages of Wrelton, Aislaby, Middleton, Cropton, Rosedale and Sinnington.
      • Councillors said they wanted the 20 mph speed limit zones, which cover some of the Westgarth area, to be extended.
      • The period of detention was further extended for a short period before the man was released without charge.
      • In exceptional circumstances, the period can be extended, as it was for the highly complex Lockerbie bombing trial.
      • By law, children can stay at the temporary centre for up to three months, though that period can be extended in exceptional cases.
      • Built on pillars, the octagonal wood-frame gazebo juts out over the slope, extending the outdoor living area.
      • He was detained first for a six hour period which was then extended by a further eighteen hours.
      • Meanwhile for the individual events, the waiting period has been also extended from one year to two years.

    • 1.3(enlarge)

      (room/house) ampliar
      (empire) extender
      (range/influence/scope) extender
      (range/influence/scope) ampliar
      to extend sth to sth extender algo a algo

  • 2formal

    to extend an invitation to sb (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 / extenderle más crédito
    • It's the sort of thing Mochrie extends to most of the improvisers he regularly shares a stage with.
    • If the parents extend a wedding invitation and you have no address for the bride should you send the gift to the home of the parents?
    • He is always welcome here, and I hope others will afford him the same courtesy that he extends to them.
    • 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.
    • Extend an invitation to attend a trade show, seminar, or conference.
  • 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

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (property/fence/line) extenderse
    (influence/jurisdiction) extenderse
    their empire extended over the whole of the Mediterranean su imperio se extendía por todo el Mediterráneo
  • 2

    (in time)
    (talks/negotiations) prolongarse
    his reign extended over 72 years su reino se prolongó durante 72 años
  • 3

    (become extended)
    (ladder/antenna/rod) extenderse
    the telescope extends to 10ft el telescopio se extiende hasta 10 pies de largo
  • 4extending pres p

    (ladder/leg/table) extensible