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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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

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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. Chip Greenidge:

    I have spent my life in service to others -- encouraging urban high school students to apply, attend and graduate college, and convening a number of activities helping minorities and people of color get involved in civic life, however, over the years, I have not been able to really work on my own health and nutrition goals.

  2. Mark Twain:

    I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it.

  3. Paul Witkowski:

    We drive a really far way because they make a place for any child – no matter what their needs or what their disability is – they make a way for those children to attend.

  4. Sara King:

    Internet interventions have the added benefit of reducing the amount of time young people must spend away from school to attend medical appointments and they also allow some flexibility in terms of when and where the young person accesses support.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    I was excited when we got invited to attend his speech, i thought the president's invitation...was an olive branch.

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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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