tendere

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See also: tenderé

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tendere, present active infinitive of tendō (I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend), from Proto-Italic *tendō, from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (to stretch, draw).

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tèndere (first-person singular present tèndo, first-person singular past historic tési, past participle téso, auxiliary avére)

  1. (transitive) to tighten
  2. (transitive) to stretch
  3. (transitive) to crane (the neck)
  4. (intransitive) to tend
    • 2014 October 15, “L’amore è negli occhi”, in Le news più strane[1]:
      É emerso infatti che chi cerca l’amore tende a guardare maggiormente i volti, mentre chi vuole solamente un’avventura erotica tende a guardare principalmente i corpi.
      It in fact emerged that those who seek love mainly tend to look at faces, while those who just want an erotic adventure chiefly tend to look at bodies.
  5. (intransitive) to draw (a bow)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tendēre

  1. second-person singular future passive indicative of tendō

Verb[edit]

tendere

  1. inflection of tendō:
    1. present active infinitive
    2. second-person singular present passive imperative/indicative

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tendere, via German tendieren.

Verb[edit]

tendere (present tense tenderer, passive tenderes, simple past tenderte, past participle tendert, present participle tenderende)

  1. to tend (mot / to do something)

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