What does attend mean?

Definitions for attend
əˈtɛndat·tend

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attend, go toverb

    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?"

  2. attend, take care, look, seeverb

    take charge of or deal with

    "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"

  3. attendverb

    to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result

    "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"

  4. serve, attend to, wait on, attend, assistverb

    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"

  5. attend, hang, advert, pay heed, give earverb

    give heed (to)

    "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attendverb

    to direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard

  2. Attendverb

    to care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over

  3. Attendverb

    to go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve

  4. Attendverb

    to be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects

  5. Attendverb

    to be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting

  6. Attendverb

    to wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for

  7. Attendverb

    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

  8. Attendverb

    to accompany or be present or near at hand, in pursuance of duty; to be ready for service; to wait or be in waiting; -- often followed by on or upon

  9. Attendverb

    (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business

  10. Attendverb

    to wait; to stay; to delay

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attend

    at-tend′, v.t. to wait on or accompany: to be present at: to wait for: to give attention (with to).—v.i. to yield attention: to act as an attendant: to wait, be consequent (with to, on, upon).—ns. Attend′ance, act of attending: (B.) attention, careful regard: presence: the persons attending; Attend′ancy (obs.), attendance, a retinue: (obs.) relative position.—adj. Attend′ant, giving attendance: accompanying.—n. one who attends or accompanies: a servant: what accompanies or follows: (law) one who owes a duty or service to another.—ns. Attend′er, one who gives heed: a companion:—fem. Atten′dress; Attend′ment (Sir T. Browne), attention.—adj. Attent′ (Spens.), giving attention.—n. (Spens.) attention.—In attendance on, waiting upon, attending. [O. Fr. atendre—L. attendĕread, to, tendĕre, to stretch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. attend

    Be present at.

    The children attend school every weekday.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2851

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3055

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attend' in Verbs Frequency: #248

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of attend in a Sentence

  1. Jorge Dazre:

    If today it's already difficult to attend to the population of Rio, what will happen during the Olympics with the arrival of millions of people to watch the Games?

  2. White House:

    In light of some recent development, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters.

  3. Sarika Bhattacharyya:

    Bosses often think that due to family commitments, women cannot stay late in the office, attend events where they can network or take on extra projects. As a result, women are often passed over for promotions, women themselves are also not visible enough, even when they are ambitious. As a culture and as a gender, we have always been told from a young age to be humble and not boast about our achievements.

  4. Montoya Major:

    My initial thought, when I found out I was pregnant, was, What am I going to do with a child ? i was living in Florida, away from all my family and friends. Having kids was never a thought of mine. I wanted to pursue my degree and establish a career. MOM SHOCKED TO FIND POLICE AT HOUSE PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH HER SONS I knew that now, my entire thought process would have to be re-evaluated, and I needed to figure out what to do next, she continued. Though the director of Majors academic program told her it would be nearly impossible to complete her studies with two babies on the way, she remained laser-focused on her studies, attending class every single day literally until the day I gave birth, as per Facebook. In May 2018, little Makenna and Makinlee were born early via C-section. One week later, Montoya Major was back in the classroom. The proud mom told Fox News that she never would have been able to weather the challenging season of life without the support of family and friends, especially her dad. Her father raised her as a widow, and always championed the importance of education as his daughter was the first in their family to attend college. Throughout this entire journey my father encouraged me the most although he was not physically there. My father and I are very close and have always been inseparable after my mother passed when I was young, Montoya Major told Fox News. Whenever I had an episode of wanting to quit school he always encouraged me that it would be worth it in the end. Nevertheless, the collegian would later reflect on that journey as the hardest year of my life balancing her studies and clinical rotations with caring for two newborns on her own.

  5. Letitia James:

    Every young person -- regardless of race -- deserves the chance to attend school free of harassment, bias, and discrimination, lessons designed to separate children on the basis of race have no place in New York classrooms, or in classrooms throughout this country.

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Translations for attend

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  • حضرArabic
  • обръщам внимание, посещавам, грижа се, прислужвам, присъствамBulgarian
  • účastnit se, zúčastnit seCzech
  • mynychuWelsh
  • besuchen, kümmern, beachten, teilnehmenGerman
  • παραβρίσκομαι, φροντίζω, μεριμνώ, παρευρίσκομαι, παρίσταμαιGreek
  • ĉeestiEsperanto
  • ocupar, asistir, atenderSpanish
  • hoitaa, osallistua, huolehtia, huoli, läsnä, olla, pitääFinnish
  • assister, présentFrench
  • sgeadaichScottish Gaelic
  • eljár, jár, részt veszHungarian
  • partecipareItalian
  • 立ち会う, 出席Japanese
  • 출석하다Korean
  • attendōLatin
  • aanwezig zijn, bijwonen, volgenDutch
  • uczęszczać, brać udziałPolish
  • [[participar]] [[de]], [[estar]] [[presente]] [[em]], assistirPortuguese
  • посещать, присутствоватьRussian
  • delta, närvaraSwedish
  • відвідуватиUkrainian

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