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Principal Translations
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ensanchar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (hacer más ancho) (width)widen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (width)broaden vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (any dimension)enlarge vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (any dimension)expand vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ensancharon la avenida.
 They widened the avenue.
ensanchar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (extender) (scope)expand vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (scope)broaden vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (increase reach)extend vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Han ensanchado el campo de acción de la sociología.
 They have expanded sociology's field of action.
 
Additional Translations
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ensancharse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). figurado (sentir orgullo) (feel pride)swell with pride, swell up with pride v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be pumped up
 Se ensanchaba cuando lo felicitaban por los triunfos de su hijo.
 He swelled with pride (or: swelled up with pride) every time he was congratulated on his son's achievements.
ensancharse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (agrandarse)get wider viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (formal)become wider viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 El cauce del río se ha ensanchado.
 The river bed has gotten wider.
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