Attend

  • 1 Attend — At*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attending}.] [OE. atenden, OF. atendre, F. attendre, to expect, to wait, fr. L. attendre to stretch, (sc. animum), to apply the mind to; ad + tendere to stretch. See {Tend}.] 1. To direct …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Attend — At*tend , v. i. 1. To apply the mind, or pay attention, with a view to perceive, understand, or comply; to pay regard; to heed; to listen; usually followed by to. [1913 Webster] Attend to the voice of my supplications. Ps. lxxxvi. 6. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 attend — [v1] be present at appear, be a guest, be at, be present, be there, bob up*, catch, check in, clock in*, come to light*, drop in, frequent, go to, haunt, make an appearance, make it*, make the scene*, pop up*, punch in*, punch the clock*, ring… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 attend — at‧tend [əˈtend] verb [intransitive, transitive] to go to an event such as a meeting: • The two men both attended a 90 minute board meeting yesterday. • a conference attended by 200 people * * * attend UK US /əˈtend/ verb [I or T] ► MEETINGS to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 attend to — (someone) to give care to someone who is ill. Malone flew home to attend to his wife, who was in the hospital …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 6 attend — ► VERB 1) be present at. 2) go regularly to (a school, church, etc). 3) (attend to) deal with or pay attention to. 4) occur at the same time as or as a result of. 5) escort and wait on (an important person). DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 attend — [ə tend′] vt. [ME attenden < OFr atendre, to wait, expect < L attendere, to stretch toward, give heed to < ad , to + tendere, stretch: see THIN] 1. Now Rare to take care or charge of; look after 2. a) to wait on; minister to; serve b) to …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 attend — I (accompany) verb be associated with, be connected with, go along with II (be present at) verb frequent, go to, visit III (heed) verb be attentive to, give heed to, listen, mark, mind, note, notice, take notice of IV ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 attend to — index assume (undertake), care (regard), concern (care), hear (give attention to), heed …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 attend — (v.) c.1300, to direct one s mind or energies, from O.Fr. atendre (12c., Mod.Fr. attendre) to expect, wait for, pay attention, and directly from L. attendere give heed to, lit. to stretch toward, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + tendere stretch… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 attend to — (something) to deal with something. Firefighters attended to a smoking car outside the building …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 12 attend — 1 *tend, mind, watch Analogous words: *nurse, foster, nurture, cherish: supervise, oversee (see corresponding nouns at OVERSIGHT) 2 escort, *accompany, chaperon, convoy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 attend */*/*/ — UK [əˈtend] / US verb Word forms attend : present tense I/you/we/they attend he/she/it attends present participle attending past tense attended past participle attended Get it right: attend: When attend means to be present at an event or activity …

    English dictionary

  • 14 attend to — verb 1. get down to; pay attention to; take seriously (Freq. 1) Attend to your duties, please • Syn: ↑take to heart • Ant: ↑neglect • Hypernyms: ↑mind, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 attend — attender, n. attendingly, adv. /euh tend /, v.t. 1. to be present at: to attend a lecture; to attend church. 2. to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany: Fever may attend a cold. Success attended her hard work. 3. to take care of;… …

    Universalium

  • 16 attend — at•tend [[t]əˈtɛnd[/t]] v. t. 1) to be present at: to attend school[/ex] 2) to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany: Fever may attend a cold[/ex] 3) to take care of; minister to: a nurse attending a patient[/ex] 4) to wait upon;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 attend — [[t]əte̱nd[/t]] ♦♦ attends, attending, attended 1) VERB If you attend a meeting or other event, you are present at it. [V n] Thousands of people attended the funeral... [V n] The meeting will be attended by finance ministers from many countries …

    English dictionary

  • 18 attend to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms attend to : present tense I/you/we/they attend to he/she/it attends to present participle attending to past tense attended to past participle attended to 1) attend to something/someone to deal with something… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 attend — /əˈtɛnd / (say uh tend) verb (t) 1. to be present at: to attend school; to attend a meeting. 2. to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany: a cold attended with fever. 3. to minister to; devote one s services to. 4. to wait upon or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 attend — v. (d; intr.) to attend to (to attend to one s duties; to attend to a customer) * * * [ə tend] (d; intr.) to attend to (to attend to one s duties; to attend to a customer) …

    Combinatory dictionary