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

    To be present at.

    The children attended 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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    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. Jerry Mathers:

    Yes, it was nice to have another income rolling in, but it wasn’t like my family couldn’t exist without me working, and when I finished ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ the studio did have another sitcom they wanted me to do, but I had never been to regular school. I had a private tutor from the first grade up until the eighth grade… I wanted to attend regular school and be with other kids. I wanted to play sports.

  2. James Shea:

    Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.

  3. Eugenia Morin:

    If you need to have an operation, nowadays, you must bring your own medicines to the hospital, there are no supplies to attend the most basic emergencies.

  4. Minky Worden:

    Iran's ban on half the population attending football matches has led to women and girls risking arrest, jail, and even their lives to challenge it, any concessions by FIFA to limit the number of women who can attend stadiums only empowers Iran's hardliners who have ... (kept) discriminatory restrictions in place.

  5. 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.

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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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