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?

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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    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. Halima Nur:

    I got his dead body this morning and have just buried him, and this afternoon I will attend the burial of other relatives.

  2. Jocelyn Thomas:

    Individuals who obtain insufficient sleep are more likely to attend to and remember negative events in general, additionally, individuals with sleep difficulties are more likely to focus their attention specifically on their sleep and the sleep of those around them.

  3. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador:

    Whoever wants to work in our country is going to have support, is going to have a work visa, we are not going to attend to the issue only with deportations or means of force.

  4. Mark Twain:

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

  5. 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.

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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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