What does attend mean?

attend meaning in General Dictionary

To apply your head or consider with a view to perceive comprehend or comply to cover reference to heed to pay attention generally followed by to

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  • To direct the interest to to repair your brain upon to give heed to to respect
  • to come with as a circumstance or follow as a result
  • show up at (group meetings, chapel solutions, college), etc.
  • present heed (to)
  • work with or be a servant to
  • take control of or deal with
  • To direct the attention to; to correct the mind upon; to provide heed to; to respect.
  • To care for; to look after; to take control of; to watch more than.
  • To go or stick with, as a companion, nursing assistant, or servant; to check out skillfully, as a doctor; to accompany or follow in purchase doing service; to escort; to hold back on; to offer.
  • becoming current with; to come with; to be united or consequent to; since, a measure attended with ill effects.
  • to-be present at; because, to go to chapel, college, a concert, a business conference.
  • To wait for; to await; to stay, abide, or be available for.
  • to make use of your head, or take notice, with a view to perceive, realize, or comply; to pay respect; to heed; to pay attention; -- frequently accompanied by to.
  • To come with or perhaps present or near-at-hand, in pursuance of responsibility; is prepared for service; to hold back or be in waiting; -- frequently followed closely by on or upon.
  • (with to) To take control of; to take care of; since, to attend to a question of business.
  • To wait; to stay; to hesitate.

attend meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "to direct an individual's head or energies," from Old French atendre (12c., contemporary French attendre) "to expect, wait for, give consideration," and right from Latin attendere "give heed to," virtually "to stretch toward," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tendere "stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" a person's head toward something. Feeling of "take proper care of, wait upon" is from early 14c. Meaning "to pay interest" is very early 15c.; that "to be in attendance" is mid-15c. Associated: Attended; attending.


attend meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To direct the interest to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to consider.

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  • (v. t.) To look after; to look after; to take control of; to look at over.
  • (v. t.) To go or stick with, as a companion, nursing assistant, or servant; to consult with expertly, as doctor; to come with or follow in order to do solution; to escort; to wait on; to offer.
  • (v. t.) Become present with; to come with; is united or consequent to; since, a measure attended with harmful effects.
  • (v. t.) To-be current at; because, to attend church, college, a concert, a company conference.
  • (v. t.) To attend for; to await; to keep, abide, or be in store for.
  • (v. i.) to utilize the mind, or give consideration, with a view to view, understand, or comply; to pay regard; to heed; to pay attention; -- often accompanied by to.
  • (v. i.) To accompany or be present or near-at-hand, in pursuance of task; becoming prepared for solution; to wait patiently or perhaps in waiting; -- usually followed closely by on or upon.
  • (v. i.) (with to) To take-charge of; to maintain; since, for carrying on a matter of company.
  • (v. i.) to wait patiently; to stay; to postpone.

Sentence Examples with the word attend

Men refused to attend their ministrations; in some cases they were subjected to what was afterwards called boycotting.

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