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Definition of Attend
AttendAttend At*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attended; p. pr. & vb.
n. Attending.] [OE. atenden, OF. atendre, F. attendre, to
expect, to wait, fr. L. attendre to stretch, (sc. animum), to
apply the mind to; ad + tendere to stretch. See Tend.]
1. To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give
heed to; to regard. [Obs.]
The diligent pilot in a dangerous tempest doth not
attend the unskillful words of the passenger. --Sir
2. To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch
3. 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
The fifth had charge sick persons to attend.
Attends the emperor in his royal court. --Shak.
With a sore heart and a gloomy brow, he prepared to
attend William thither. --Macaulay.
4. To be present with; to accompany; to be united or
consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
What cares must then attend the toiling swain.
5. To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert,
a business meeting.
6. To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store
The state that attends all men after this. --Locke.
Three days I promised to attend my doom. --Dryden.
Syn: To Attend, Mind, Regard, Heed, Notice.
Usage: Attend is generic, the rest are specific terms. To
mind is to attend so that it may not be forgotten; to
regard is to look on a thing as of importance; to heed
is to attend to a thing from a principle of caution;
to notice is to think on that which strikes the
senses. --Crabb. See Accompany. AttendAttend At*tend", v. i.
1. 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.
Attend to the voice of my supplications. --Ps.
Man can not at the same time attend to two objects.
2. 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.
He was required to attend upon the committee.
3. (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend
to a matter of business.
4. To wait; to stay; to delay. [Obs.]
For this perfection she must yet attend, Till to her
Maker she espoused be. --Sir J.
Syn: To Attend, Listen, Hearken.
Usage: We attend with a view to hear and learn; we listen
with fixed attention, in order to hear correctly, or
to consider what has been said; we hearken when we
listen with a willing mind, and in reference to
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