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at·tend

 (ə-tĕnd′)
v. at·tend·ed, at·tend·ing, at·tends
v.tr.
1.
a. To be present at: attended the lecture.
b. To go regularly to: attended class every Tuesday and Thursday.
2. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result: The speech was attended by wild applause.
3.
a. To take care of (a sick person, for example). See Synonyms at tend2.
b. To accompany or wait upon as a companion or servant.
4. To take charge of: They attended our affairs during our absence.
5. To listen to; heed: attended my every word.
6. Archaic To wait for; expect.
v.intr.
1. To be present, as at a scheduled event.
2. To take care; give attention: We'll attend to that problem later.
3. To apply or direct oneself; take action: attended to their business.
4. To pay attention: attended disinterestedly to the debate.
5. To remain ready to serve; wait.
6. Obsolete To delay or wait.

[Middle English attenden, from Old French atendre, from Latin attendere, to heed : ad-, ad- + tendere, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

at·tend′er n.

attend

(əˈtɛnd)
vb
1. to be present at (an event, meeting, etc)
2. (when: intr, foll by to) to give care; minister
3. (when: intr, foll by to) to pay attention; listen
4. (tr; often passive) to accompany or follow: a high temperature attended by a severe cough.
5. (intr; foll by on or upon) to follow as a consequence (of)
6. (foll by: to) to devote one's time; apply oneself: to attend to the garden.
7. (tr) to escort or accompany
8. (intr; foll by on or upon) to wait (on); serve; provide for the needs (of): to attend on a guest.
9. (tr) archaic to wait for; expect
10. (intr) obsolete to delay
[C13: from Old French atendre, from Latin attendere to stretch towards, from tendere to extend]
atˈtender n

at•tend

(əˈtɛnd)

v.t.
1. to be present at: to attend school.
2. to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany: Fever may attend a cold.
3. to take care of; minister to: a nurse attending a patient.
4. to wait upon; accompany or serve: The retainers attended their lord.
5. to look after; guard: to attend one's health.
6. to listen to; give heed to: to attend a warning.
7. Archaic. to wait for; expect.
v.i.
8. to take care or charge: to attend to a sick person.
9. to apply oneself: to attend to one's work.
10. to pay attention; listen or watch alertly: to attend to a speaker.
11. to be present.
12. to be present and ready to serve; wait: to attend upon the queen.
13. to follow; be consequent (usu. fol. by on or upon).
14. Obs. to wait.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French atendre < Latin attendere to bend to, notice. See at-, tend1]
at•tend′er, n.
at•tend′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See accompany.

attend


Past participle: attended
Gerund: attending

Imperative
attend
attend
Present
I attend
you attend
he/she/it attends
we attend
you attend
they attend
Preterite
I attended
you attended
he/she/it attended
we attended
you attended
they attended
Present Continuous
I am attending
you are attending
he/she/it is attending
we are attending
you are attending
they are attending
Present Perfect
I have attended
you have attended
he/she/it has attended
we have attended
you have attended
they have attended
Past Continuous
I was attending
you were attending
he/she/it was attending
we were attending
you were attending
they were attending
Past Perfect
I had attended
you had attended
he/she/it had attended
we had attended
you had attended
they had attended
Future
I will attend
you will attend
he/she/it will attend
we will attend
you will attend
they will attend
Future Perfect
I will have attended
you will have attended
he/she/it will have attended
we will have attended
you will have attended
they will have attended
Future Continuous
I will be attending
you will be attending
he/she/it will be attending
we will be attending
you will be attending
they will be attending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attending
you have been attending
he/she/it has been attending
we have been attending
you have been attending
they have been attending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attending
you will have been attending
he/she/it will have been attending
we will have been attending
you will have been attending
they will have been attending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attending
you had been attending
he/she/it had been attending
we had been attending
you had been attending
they had been attending
Conditional
I would attend
you would attend
he/she/it would attend
we would attend
you would attend
they would attend
Past Conditional
I would have attended
you would have attended
he/she/it would have attended
we would have attended
you would have attended
they would have attended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.attend - be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.attend - be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.; "She attends class regularly"; "I rarely attend services at my church"; "did you go to the meeting?"
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
sit in - attend as a visitor; "Can I sit in on your Intermediate Hittite class?"
worship - attend religious services; "They worship in the traditional manner"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
miss - fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week"
2.attend - take charge of or deal withattend - take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"
minister - attend to the wants and needs of others; "I have to minister to my mother all the time"
tend - have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"
give care, care - provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
3.attend - to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result; "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"
accompany, attach to, come with, go with - be present or associated with an event or entity; "French fries come with the hamburger"; "heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue"; "fish usually goes with white wine"; "this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries"
4.attend - work for or be a servant toattend - work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"
valet - serve as a personal attendant to
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
fag - act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools
serve - devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas; "She served the art of music"; "He served the church"; "serve the country"
5.attend - give heed (to)attend - give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
fixate - pay attention to exclusively and obsessively; "The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"

attend

verb
1. be present, go to, visit, be at, be there, be here, frequent, haunt, appear at, turn up at, patronize, show up at (informal), show yourself, put in an appearance at, present yourself at Thousands of people attended the funeral.
be present miss, be absent, play truant
2. pay attention, listen, follow, hear, mark, mind, watch, note, regard, notice, observe, look on, heed, take to heart, pay heed, hearken (archaic) I'm not sure what he said - I wasn't attending.
pay attention ignore, discount, neglect, disregard
3. escort, conduct, guard, shadow, accompany, companion, shepherd, convoy, usher, squire, chaperon horse-drawn coaches attended by liveried footmen
attend to someone look after, help, mind, aid, tend, nurse, care for, take care of, minister to, administer to The main thing is to attend to the injured.
attend to something
1. apply yourself to, concentrate on, look after, take care of, see to, get to work on, devote yourself to, occupy yourself with You had better attend to the matter in hand.
2. deal with, manage, address, tackle, cope with, take care of, see to There are more pressing needs to be attended to today.

attend

verb
1. To occur as a consequence:
2. To be with or go with (another):
Obsolete: consort.
Idiom: go hand in hand with.
3. To work and care for:
4. To have the care and supervision of:
Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care of, take under one's wing.
5. To perceive by ear, usually attentively:
Archaic: hearken.
Idiom: give one's ear.
Translations
يَحْضُرُيَحضُـريُصغي، يَنْتَبِه إلىيُعالِج ، يَهْتَم بِيَعْتَني
choditdávat pozornavštěvovatošetřovatpečovat o
deltage igå ihøre efterledsagepleje
hoitaahuolehtiahuoliläsnäolla
prisustvovati
járkíséret: vki kíséretében vanrészt veszeljár
annastsækja; mætasinna, sjá umsÿna athygli
出席する
출석하다
atkreipti dėmesįdalyvaujantisdalyvautiesantisišspręsti
apmeklētārstētbūt uzmanīgamizpildītklausīties
byť k dispozícii
obiskatiobiskovatiudeležiti se
närvara
เข้าร่วม
tham dự

attend

[əˈtend]
A. VT
1. (= be present at) [+ meeting, school etc] → asistir a, acudir a; (regularly) [+ school, church] → ir a
2. (= wait upon) [waiter] → servir, atender; [servant, helper] → ocuparse de (Med) → atender, asistir; (= accompany) → acompañar
attended by six bridesmaidsacompañada por seis damas de honor
3. (frm) (fig) a method attended by many risksun método que comporta muchos riesgos
the policy was attended by many difficultiesla política tropezó con muchas dificultades
B. VI
1. (= be present) → asistir, acudir
2. (= pay attention) → prestar atención, poner atención (LAm)
attend on (o.f.) VI + PREP = attend upon
attend to VI + PREP
1. (= pay attention to) [+ words, work, lesson, speech] → prestar atención a, poner atención en (LAm); [+ advice] → seguir
2. (= deal with) [+ task, business] → ocuparse de, atender (Comm) [+ order] → tramitar
to attend to one's workocuparse de su trabajo
3. (= give help to) → servir a
to attend to a customeratender a un(a) cliente
are you being attended to? (in shop) → ¿le atienden?
I'll attend to you in a momentun momentito y estoy con usted
attend upon (o.f.) VI + PREP [+ person] → servir; [servant, helper] → ocuparse de

attend

[əˈtɛnd] vt
(= go to) [+ meeting, talk, conference, lecture] → assister à; [+ school, church] → aller à; [+ course] → suivre
[+ patient] → soigner, s'occuper de
attend on
attend upon vt fus [+ person] → servir, être au service de
attend to
vt fus
[+ needs, affairs] → s'occuper de
[+ customer] → s'occuper de, servir

attend

vt
classes, church, meeting, school etcbesuchen; wedding, funeralanwesend or zugegen sein bei, beiwohnen (+dat) (geh); the wedding was well attendeddie Hochzeit war gut besucht
(= accompany)begleiten; (= wait on) queen etcbedienen, aufwarten (+dat); which doctor is attending you?von welchem Arzt werden Sie behandelt?, wer ist Ihr behandelnder Arzt?
vi
(= be present)anwesend sein; are you going to attend?gehen Sie hin?; to attend at a birthbei einer Geburt helfen or assistieren; to attend (up)on somebody (old)jdm aufwarten (old)
(= pay attention)aufpassen

attend

[əˈtɛnd]
1. vt
a. (be present at, meeting) → andare a, assistere a, essere presente a; (regularly, school, church) → frequentare; (course, classes) → seguire, frequentare
the lecture was well attended → c'era molta gente alla conferenza
b. (subj, bridesmaid, lady-in-waiting) → accompagnare; (doctor) → avere in cura, curare, assistere
2. vi (be present) → essere presente, esserci; (pay attention to) → prestare attenzione, stare attento/a
attend to vi + prep (needs, affairs) → prendersi cura di; (customer, work) → occuparsi di
are you being attended to? (in shop) → la stanno servendo?

attend

(əˈtend) verb
1. to go to or be present at. He attended the meeting; He will attend school till he is sixteen.
2. (with to) to listen or give attention to. Attend carefully to what the teacher is saying!
3. to deal with. I'll attend to that problem tomorrow.
4. to look after; to help or serve. Two doctors attended her all through her illness; The queen was attended by four ladies.
atˈtendance noun
His attendance (= the number of times he attends) at school is poor; Attendances (= the number of people attending) at the concerts went down after the price of tickets increased.
atˈtendant noun
a person employed to look after someone or something. a car-park attendant.
in attendance
in the position of helping or serving. There was no doctor in attendance at the road accident.

attendance ends in -ance (not -ence).

attend

يَحْضُرُ zúčastnit se deltage i beiwohnen παρευρίσκομαι asistir olla läsnä assister prisustvovati partecipare 出席する 출석하다 bijwonen delta uczestniczyć w (czymś) comparecer посещать närvara เข้าร่วม katılmak tham dự 出席

attend

v. atender, asistir, cuidar, tener cuidado;
to ___ the sickasistir, cuidar a los enfermos.

attend

vt (a clinic, class, etc.) asistir a; (a patient) atender, tratar, cuidar
References in classic literature ?
In every meeting of the kind Willoughby was included; and the ease and familiarity which naturally attended these parties were exactly calculated to give increasing intimacy to his acquaintance with the Dashwoods, to afford him opportunity of witnessing the excellencies of Marianne, of marking his animated admiration of her, and of receiving, in her behaviour to himself, the most pointed assurance of her affection.
But Marianne abhorred all concealment where no real disgrace could attend unreserve; and to aim at the restraint of sentiments which were not in themselves illaudable, appeared to her not merely an unnecessary effort, but a disgraceful subjection of reason to common-place and mistaken notions.
For the queen, whom I always attended, never went farther when she accompanied the king in his progresses, and there staid till his majesty returned from viewing his frontiers.
This was always the office of some grave trusty servant, in whom I could confide, whether I attended the king and queen in their progresses, or were disposed to see the gardens, or pay a visit to some great lady or minister of state in the court, when Glumdalclitch happened to be out of order; for I soon began to be known and esteemed among the greatest officers, I suppose more upon account of their majesties' favour, than any merit of my own.
In the morning Jones grew a little uneasy at the desertion of his surgeon, as he apprehended some inconvenience, or even danger, might attend the not dressing his wound; he enquired of the drawer, what other surgeons were to be met with in that neighbourhood.
The drawer was presently dispatched for Little Benjamin, who being acquainted in what capacity he was wanted, prepared himself accordingly, and attended; but with so different an air and aspect from that which he wore when his basin was under his arm, that he could scarce be known to be the same person.
I would not, therefore, on my account, have you encumber one moment of your precious time by sending for her to Edward Street, especially as every visit is so much deducted from the grand affair of education, which I really wish to have attended to while she remains at Miss Summers's.
This meeting was attended by large numbers of the best people of Boston, of both races.
Some of those who attended this meeting noticed that I seemed unusually tired, and some little time after the close of the meeting, one of the ladies who had been interested in it asked me in a casual way if I had ever been to Europe.
As he had been personally known to every man, woman and well-grown child in the village, the funeral, as the local newspaper phrased it, "was largely attended." In accordance with a custom of the time and place, the coffin was opened at the graveside and the entire assembly of friends and neighbors filed past, taking a last look at the face of the dead.
I had hitherto attended the schools of Geneva, but my father thought it necessary for the completion of my education that I should be made acquainted with other customs than those of my native country.
"Oh, you bewitching little scamp, CAN'T you be quiet just a minute or two, and let your poor old uncle attend to a part of his duties?"