HyperDic: attend

English > 5 senses of the word attend:
VERBstativeattend, go tobe present at (meetings, church services, university) , etc.
socialattend, take care, look, seetake charge of or deal with
stativeattendto accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result
socialattend, serve, attend to, wait on, assistwork for or be a servant to
perceptionattend, hang, advert, pay heed, give eargive heed (to)
attend > pronunciation
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > attend: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe present at (meetings, church services, university) , etc..
PatternSomebody ----s something
  • "She attends class regularly"
  • "I rarely attend services at my church"
Synonymgo to
Categorychurch service, churchA service conducted in a house of worship
Narrowersit inattend as a visitor
worshipattend religious services
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Oppositemissfail to attend an event or activity
Spanishacudir, asistir, comparecer, ir
Nounsattendancethe act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
attendant, attendera person who is present and participates in a meeting
attendersomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
English > attend: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtake charge of or deal with.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "I must attend to this matter"
Synonymstake care, look, see
Narrowerministerattend to the wants and needs of others
tendHave care of or look after
Broadercare, give careProvide care for
Nounsattentionthe work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
English > attend: 5 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningTo accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"
Broaderattach to, accompany, come with, go withBe present or associated with an event or entity
Adjectivesattendantfollowing or accompanying as a consequence
English > attend: 5 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningWork for or be a servant to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Example "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"
Synonymsserve, attend to, wait on, assist
Narrowerfagact as a servant for older boys, in British public schools
valetServe as a personal attendant to
Broaderhelp, assist, aidGive help or assistance
Similar toservedevote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas
Spanishasistir, atender, cuidar, ser útil, servir
Catalanassistir, servir
Nounsattendant, attendersomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
English > attend: 5 senses > verb 5, perception
MeaningGive heed (to).
PatternSomebody ----s
  • "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"
  • "They attended to everything he said"
Synonymshang, advert, pay heed, give ear
Narrowerfixatepay attention to exclusively and obsessively
Broaderlistenhear with intention
Spanishadvertir, atender, escuchar atentamente, prestar atención, prestar oído
Adjectivesattentive(often followed by 'to') giving care or attention
attentivetaking heed
Nounsattendersomeone who listens attentively
attentionthe process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
attentionthe faculty or power of mental concentration
attentiona general interest that leads people to want to know more

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