HyperDic: tend

English > 3 senses of the word tend:
VERBstativetend, be given, lean, incline, runhave a tendency or disposition to do or be something
socialtendhave care of or look after
socialtendmanage or run
tend > pronunciation
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > tend: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningHave a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"She tends to be nervous before her lectures"
Synonymsbe given, lean, incline, run
NarrowergravitateMove toward
sufferbe given to
take kindly toBe willing or inclined to accept
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishinclinarse, inclinar, soler, tender
Catalaninclinar, soler, tendir
Nounstendencyan attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
tendencyan inclination to do something
English > tend: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningHave care of or look after.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"She tends to the children"
NarrowergardenWork in the garden
shepherdtend as a shepherd, as of sheep or goats
Broaderattend, take care, look, seetake charge of or deal with
Nounstendersomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
tendingthe work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
English > tend: 3 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningmanage or run.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tend a store"
Narrowerstokestir up or tend
Broadertake care, mindBe in charge of or deal with
Spanishatizar, avivar

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