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 to(verb)

    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, see(verb)

    take charge of or deal with

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

  3. attend(verb)

    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, assist(verb)

    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 ear(verb)

    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. Attend(verb)

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

  2. Attend(verb)

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

  3. Attend(verb)

    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. Attend(verb)

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

  5. Attend(verb)

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

  6. Attend(verb)

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

  7. Attend(verb)

    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. Attend(verb)

    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. Attend(verb)

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

  10. Attend(verb)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce attend?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say attend in sign language?

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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. The Hitopadesa:

    Not to attend at the door of the wealthy, and not to use the voice of petition?these constitute the best life of a man.

  2. Robert Kraft:

    New England Patriots also have an interesting provision in Florida law that you have to complete 100 hours of community service and attend a prostitution and human trafficking awareness course.

  3. Kristi Noem:

    I can encourage people not to go, i dont think its a good idea for them to attend.I still recommend that we follow the plans that I have laid out for South Dakota where we dont gather in sizes of over 10 and that folks continue to social distance if theyre not feeling well to stay home and to wash their hands.

  4. Ian Poulter:

    I know the course, I know the challenge that's laid out in front of me and I'm looking forward to it, i was disappointed back then to miss out the way I did so I feel as if I've got some unfinished business to attend to.

  5. Jose Maria Olazabal:

    I'm sorry to announce I'm unable to attend this year as I am not feeling well, the Masters is very special to me and walking up Magnolia Lane gives me a peace of mind like nowhere else.

Images & Illustrations of attend

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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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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. descant
    • B. suffuse
    • C. excogitate
    • D. knead

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