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estender (first-person singular indicative present estendo, past participle estendíu)

  1. to spread



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From Old Portuguese estender, from Latin extendere, present active infinitive of extendō.



estender ‎(first-person singular present indicative estendo, past participle estendido)

  1. (transitive) to extend; to broaden; to widen (to increase the extent or size of)
    Contratamos uns pedreiros para estender a sala.
    We hired some builders to broaden the room.
  2. (intransitive, sometimes takes a reflexive pronoun) to extend; to broaden; to widen (to increase in extent or size)
    A floresta está se estendendo.
    The forest is extending.
  3. (transitive) to extend (to cause to last longer)
    Tivemos que estender o prazo de entrega.
    We had to extend the delivery deadline.
  4. (transitive) to spread; to stretch (to set an object such that it covers more space)
    1. (transitive) to extend (to straighten a limb outwards)
      Estenda o braço para tomarmos-lhe o pulso.
      Extend your arm so we can measure your pulse.
    2. (transitive) to hang clothes or other objects to dry
      Estendi as calças no varal.
      I hung the pants on the clothesline.
  5. (transitive) to hand something over by extending one’s arm
    Me estendam o sal.
    Hand me the salt.