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tend 1

 (tĕnd)
intr.v. tend·ed, tend·ing, tends
1. To have a tendency: paint that tends toward bubbling and peeling over time.
2. To be disposed or inclined: tends toward exaggeration.
3. To move or extend in a certain direction: Our ship tended northward.

[Middle English tenden, from Old French tendre, from Latin tendere; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tend 2

 (tĕnd)
v. tend·ed, tend·ing, tends
v.tr.
1. To have the care of; watch over; look after: tend a child.
2. To manage the activities and transactions of; run: tend bar; tend a store in the owner's absence.
v.intr.
1. To be an attendant or servant.
2. To apply one's attention; attend: no time to tend to my diary.

[Middle English tenden, short for attenden, to wait on; see attend.]
Synonyms: tend2, attend, mind, minister, watch
These verbs mean to have the care or supervision of something: tended her plants; attends the sick; minded the neighbor's children; ministered to flood victims; watched the house while the owners were away.

tend

(tɛnd)
vb
1. (when tr, takes an infinitive) to have a general disposition (to do something); be inclined: children tend to prefer sweets to meat.
2. (intr) to have or be an influence (towards a specific result); be conducive: the party atmosphere tends to hilarity.
3. (intr) to go or move (in a particular direction): to tend to the south.
[C14: from Old French tendre, from Latin tendere to stretch]

tend

(tɛnd)
vb
1. (tr) to care for: to tend wounded soldiers.
2. (when: intr, often foll by to) to attend (to): to tend to someone's needs.
3. (tr) to handle or control: to tend a fire.
4. informal chiefly (often foll by: to) US and Canadian to pay attention
[C14: variant of attend]

tend1

(tɛnd)

v.i.
1. to be disposed or inclined in action, operation, or effect to do something: The particles tend to unite.
2. to be disposed toward an idea, emotion, way of thinking, etc.
3. to lead or conduce, as to some result or condition: measures tending to safer working conditions.
4. to be inclined to or have a tendency toward a particular quality, state, or degree: This wine tends toward the sweet side.
5. (of a course, road, etc.) to lead or be directed in a particular direction (usu. fol. by to, toward, etc.).
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French tendre < Latin tendere to stretch, extend, proceed]

tend2

(tɛnd)

v.t.
1. to attend to by work or services, care, etc.: to tend a fire.
2. to watch over and care for; minister to: to tend the sick.
3. to handle or attend to (a rope).
v.i.
4. to attend by action, care, etc. (usu. fol. by to).
5. tend on or upon,Archaic. to attend or wait upon; serve.
[1300–50; Middle English, aph. variant of attend]

tend


Past participle: tended
Gerund: tending

Imperative
tend
tend
Present
I tend
you tend
he/she/it tends
we tend
you tend
they tend
Preterite
I tended
you tended
he/she/it tended
we tended
you tended
they tended
Present Continuous
I am tending
you are tending
he/she/it is tending
we are tending
you are tending
they are tending
Present Perfect
I have tended
you have tended
he/she/it has tended
we have tended
you have tended
they have tended
Past Continuous
I was tending
you were tending
he/she/it was tending
we were tending
you were tending
they were tending
Past Perfect
I had tended
you had tended
he/she/it had tended
we had tended
you had tended
they had tended
Future
I will tend
you will tend
he/she/it will tend
we will tend
you will tend
they will tend
Future Perfect
I will have tended
you will have tended
he/she/it will have tended
we will have tended
you will have tended
they will have tended
Future Continuous
I will be tending
you will be tending
he/she/it will be tending
we will be tending
you will be tending
they will be tending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tending
you have been tending
he/she/it has been tending
we have been tending
you have been tending
they have been tending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tending
you will have been tending
he/she/it will have been tending
we will have been tending
you will have been tending
they will have been tending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tending
you had been tending
he/she/it had been tending
we had been tending
you had been tending
they had been tending
Conditional
I would tend
you would tend
he/she/it would tend
we would tend
you would tend
they would tend
Past Conditional
I would have tended
you would have tended
he/she/it would have tended
we would have tended
you would have tended
they would have tended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tend - have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
take kindly to - be willing or inclined to accept; "He did not take kindly to my critical remarks"
suffer - be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
gravitate - move toward; "The conversation gravitated towards politics"
2.tend - have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"
garden - work in the garden; "My hobby is gardening"
attend, take care, look, see - take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"
shepherd - tend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
3.tend - manage or run; "tend a store"
take care, mind - be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
stoke - stir up or tend; of a fire

tend

1
verb
1. be inclined, be likely, be liable, have a tendency, be apt, be prone, trend, lean, incline, be biased, be disposed, gravitate, have a leaning, have an inclination Lighter cars tend to be noisy.
2. favour, lean, be biased, gravitate, show a preference for Artists and intellectuals often tend towards left-wing views.

tend

2
verb
2. maintain, take care of, nurture, cultivate, manage The grey-haired lady dug and tended her garden.
maintain ignore, overlook, neglect, disregard

tend 1

verb
To have a tendency or inclination:

tend 2

verb
1. To have the care and supervision of:
Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care of, take under one's wing.
2. To prepare (soil) for the planting and raising of crops:
Translations
يَرْعى، يَعْتَني بِيكونُ ميّالا إلىيَميل في حَرَكَتِهيَنْزَعُ إِلَى
být náchylnýhlídatmít tendencipečovatstáčet se
hælde tilhave tendens tilvogte
flegi
kippuma
olla taipuvainen johonkin
biti sklon
hætta/hafa tilhneigingu tilsjá um, sinnasveigja til
傾向がある
경향이 있다
koptmēgtrūpētiessasvērtiessliekties
byť náchylnýstáčať sa
biti nagnjen k
vårda
โน้มเอียง
bakmak-e eğilimi olmakeğilim göstermekgitmekgöz kulak olmak
có xu hướng

tend

1 [tend] VI
1. to tend to do sthtender a hacer algo, soler hacer algo
men tend to die younger than womenlos hombres tienden a or suelen morir más jóvenes que las mujeres
this type of material tends to shrinkeste tipo de tela tiene tendencia a or tiende a or suele encoger
that tends to be the casetiende a ser así, suele ser así
I tend to agreeme inclino a pensar lo mismo
2. to tend towardstender a
her stories tend towards the melodramaticsus historias tienden a ser melodramáticas
he tends towards conservatismes de tendencias conservadoras

tend

2 [tend]
A. VT
1. (= care for) [+ patient, invalid] → cuidar, atender; [+ sheep, cattle, horses] → cuidar, ocuparse de; [+ garden] → ocuparse de; [+ grave] → cuidar de; [+ fire] → atender, ocuparse de
2. to tend bar (US) → servir en el bar
B. VI to tend to [+ patient, invalid] → atender a, cuidar; [+ sheep, cattle, horses] → cuidar, ocuparse de; [+ fire] → atender, ocuparse de; [+ housework, wounds, needs] → ocuparse de

tend

[ˈtɛnd]
vi
(= be inclined) to tend to do sth → avoir tendance à faire qch
He tends to arrive late → Il a tendance à arriver en retard.
to tend towards sth → tendre à qch
Artistic people tend towards left-wing views → Les gens artistes tendent à être de gauche.
[colour] to tend to → tirer sur
(= look after) to tend to sb → s'occuper de qn
to tend to sth [+ needs, fire, garden] → s'occuper de qch
vt [+ garden, flower beds] → s'occuper de; [+ patient, the injured] → s'occuper de; [+ sheep] → garder

tend

1
vtsich kümmern um; sheephüten; sick personpflegen; landbestellen; machinebedienen

tend

2
vi
to tend to be/do something (= have a habit of being/doing sth)gewöhnlich or gern etw sein/tun, die Tendenz haben, etw zu sein/tun; (person also)dazu neigen or tendieren, etw zu sein/tun; the lever tends to stickder Hebel bleibt oft hängen; I tend to believe himich neige or tendiere dazu, ihm zu glauben; that would tend to suggest that …das würde gewissermaßen darauf hindeuten, dass …
to tend toward(s) (= be directed, lead, measures, actions etc) → führen zu, anstreben; (= incline, person, views, designs etc) → neigen or tendieren or eine Tendenz haben zu; his opinion is tending in our directionseine Meinung tendiert in unsere Richtung

tend

1 [tɛnd] vitendere
to tend to do sth → tendere a fare qc
that tends to be the case with young people → questa è la tendenza tra i giovani
to tend to or towards sth (colour) → tendere a (characteristic) → propendere per qc

tend

2 [tɛnd] vt (sick person) → prendersi cura di; (cattle, machine) → badare a, occuparsi di

tend1

(tend) verb
to take care of; to look after. A shepherd tends his sheep.
ˈtender noun
1. a person who looks after something. a bartender.
2. a small boat which carries stores or passengers to and from a larger boat.

tend2

(tend) verb
1. to be likely (to do something); to do (something) frequently. Plants tend to die in hot weather; He tends to get angry.
2. to move, lean or slope in a certain direction. This bicycle tends to(wards) the left.
ˈtendencyplural ˈtendencies noun
likelihood; inclination. He has a tendency to forget things.

tend

يَنْزَعُ إِلَى mít tendenci have tendens til tendieren τείνω tender olla taipuvainen johonkin avoir tendance à biti sklon tendere 傾向がある 경향이 있다 neigen føre skłonić się tender клониться vårda โน้มเอียง eğilim göstermek có xu hướng 倾向于

tend

v. cuidar, atender; vigilar.
References in classic literature ?
Chester asked me if I would, and I offered to tend a table, as I have nothing but my time to give.
All that did not tend to decrease her utter restlessness.
You can trim and tend them, therefore, as you please; and I will ask only the least trifle of a blossom, now and then, in exchange for all the good, honest kitchen vegetables with which I propose to enrich Miss Hepzibah's table.
And if at times these things bent the welded iron of his soul, much more did his far-away domestic memories of his young Cape wife and child, tend to bend him still more from the original ruggedness of his nature, and open him still further to those latent influences which, in some honest-hearted men, restrain the gush of dare-devil daring, so often evinced by others in the more perilous vicissitudes of the fishery.
Nor does this --its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
Jurgis was called upon to do the beating, and as it hurt his foot he did it with a vengeance; but it did not tend to add to the sweetness of his temper.
It sets off one of yer great places--a real handsome boy to open door, wait, and tend.
The village is the place to which the roads tend, a sort of expansion of the highway, as a lake of a river.
Well, when the place couldn't hold no more people the duke he give a fellow a quarter and told him to tend door for him a minute, and then he started around for the stage door, I after him; but the minute we turned the corner and was in the dark he says:
You call me names, en as good as spit on me when I comes here, po' en ornery en 'umble, to praise you for bein' growed up so fine and handsome, en tell you how I used to nuss you en tend you en watch you when you 'uz sick en hadn't no mother but me in de whole worl', en beg you to give de po' ole nigger a dollah for to get her som'n' to eat, en you call me names--names, dad blame you
I am much mistaken if Emma's doctrines give any strength of mind, or tend at all to make a girl adapt herself rationally to the varieties of her situation in life.
On ascending the stairs, the Miss Dashwoods found so many people before them in the room, that there was not a person at liberty to tend to their orders; and they were obliged to wait.