What does attend mean?

Definitions for attend
əˈtɛndat·tend

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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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ATTENDverb

    Etymology: attendre, Fr. attendo, Lat.

    The crow doth sing as sweetly as the stork,
    When neither is attended. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    His companion, youthful Valentine,
    Attends the emperour in his royal court. William Shakespeare, T. Gent. of Ver.

    He was at present strong enough to have stopped or attended Walter in his western expedition. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    If any minister refused to admit a lecturer recommended by him, he was required to attend upon the committee, and not discharged till the houses met again. Edward Hyde.

    England is so idly king’d,
    Her sceptre so fantastically born,
    That fear attends her not. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    My pray’rs and wishes always shall attend
    The friends of Rome. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    A vehement, burning, fixed, pungent pain in the stomach, attended with a fever. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

    So dreadful a tempest, as all the people attended therein the very end of the world, and judgment-day. Walter Raleigh, Hist.

    The fifth had charge sick persons to attend,
    And comfort those in point of death which lay. Fairy Q.

    The duke made that unfortunate descent upon Rhée, which was afterwards attended with many unprosperous attempts. Clar.

    To him, who hath a prospect of the state that attends all men after this, the measures of good and evil are changed. John Locke.

    Thy interpreter, full of despight, bloody as the hunter, attends thee at the orchard end. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    Their hunger thus appeas’d, their care attends
    The doubtful fortune of their absent friends. John Dryden, Virgil.

    I died whilst in the womb he staid,
    Attending nature’s law. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    I hasten to our own; nor will relate
    Great Mithridates, and rich Crœsus’ fate;
    Whom Solon wisely counsell’d to attend
    The name of happy, till he knew his end. John Dryden, Juv.

  2. To Attendverb

    But, thy relation now! for I attend,
    Pleas’d with thy words. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. viii.

    Since man cannot at the same time attend to two objects, if you employ your spirit upon a book or a bodily labour, you have no room left for sensual temptation. Jeremy Taylor, Holy Living.

    This first true cause, and last good end,
    She cannot here so well, and truly see;
    For this perfection she must yet attend,
    Till to her Maker she espoused be. John Davies.

    Plant anemonies after the first rains, if you will have flowers very forward; but it is surer to attend till October, or the month after. John Evelyn, Kalendar.

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. Cardale Jones:

    This is for the love of football, enjoy. Jones D.C. Defenders beat the Seattle Dragons 31-19 Saturday afternoon in the opener of the new XFL that provided plenty of entertainment in person and on TV. Its far too early to tell if the XFL can take a foothold where its previous incarnation and the recently unsuccessful Alliance of American Football failed, but executives are willing to wait and see. XFL COMMISH SAYS LEAGUE NEVER REALLY CONSIDERED COLIN KAEPERNICK, MORE EXCITED TO SEE CARDALE JONES For us, if the fans who attend and watch at home feel as though it was a good football game and they had a fun time either watching or being in this awesome venue with us, thats success, XFL chief operating officer Jeffrey Pollack said. Were taking a long term view in this. Success ultimately will not be measured in the first game or the first weekend or the first season.

  2. Novak Djokovic:

    What got me to go there with my wife is a green school in Bali, a unique concept of education. That was interesting to us, for the last couple years, we've known about the concept. We've been introduced to it by our friends who have their kid in the school in Bali... we might have our children actually attend that concept in the near future.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    The U.S. commitment to that pledge is ironclad, the president renewed that commitment just two weeks ago today when he traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to attend the NATO summit.

  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. Heather MacDonald:

    The protesters surrounded all the doors to the Atheneum where I was supposed to speak, so none of the students who had signed up to attend my lecture could get in, i was hustled from my guest suite by several police officers from Claremont PD into the lecture hall. It was decided that I would give the speech for live streaming to a largely empty hall. The organizers moved the podium so that it would not be visible through the windows to the students surrounding the building once night fell. We jumpstarted the timing of my talk as the crowd seemed to be getting more unruly.

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  • حضرArabic
  • посещавам, присъствам, обръщам внимание, грижа се, прислужвамBulgarian
  • zúčastnit se, účastnit seCzech
  • mynychuWelsh
  • kümmern, besuchen, beachten, teilnehmenGerman
  • παρίσταμαι, φροντίζω, μεριμνώ, παρευρίσκομαι, παραβρίσκομαιGreek
  • ĉeestiEsperanto
  • atender, asistir, ocuparSpanish
  • hoitaa, huoli, pitää, osallistua, olla, läsnä, huolehtiaFinnish
  • assister, présentFrench
  • sgeadaichScottish Gaelic
  • jár, részt vesz, eljárHungarian
  • partecipareItalian
  • 出席, 立ち会うJapanese
  • 출석하다Korean
  • attendōLatin
  • bijwonen, aanwezig zijn, volgenDutch
  • uczęszczać, brać udziałPolish
  • assistir, [[participar]] [[de]], [[estar]] [[presente]] [[em]]Portuguese
  • посещать, присутствоватьRussian
  • delta, närvaraSwedish
  • відвідуватиUkrainian

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