Attend


Attend
Attend 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. [1913 Webster]

Attend to the voice of my supplications. --Ps. lxxxvi. 6. [1913 Webster]

Man can not at the same time attend to two objects. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

He was required to attend upon the committee. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

3. (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business. [1913 Webster]

4. To wait; to stay; to delay. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

For this perfection she must yet attend, Till to her Maker she espoused be. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

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 obeying. [1913 Webster]


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  • Attend — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attend — [v1] be present at appear, be a guest, be at, be present, be there, bob up*, catch, check in, clock in*, come to light*, drop in, frequent, go to, haunt, make an appearance, make it*, make the scene*, pop up*, punch in*, punch the clock*, ring… …   New thesaurus

  • attend — at‧tend [əˈtend] verb [intransitive, transitive] to go to an event such as a meeting: • The two men both attended a 90 minute board meeting yesterday. • a conference attended by 200 people * * * attend UK US /əˈtend/ verb [I or T] ► MEETINGS to… …   Financial and business terms

  • attend to — (someone) to give care to someone who is ill. Malone flew home to attend to his wife, who was in the hospital …   New idioms dictionary

  • attend — ► VERB 1) be present at. 2) go regularly to (a school, church, etc). 3) (attend to) deal with or pay attention to. 4) occur at the same time as or as a result of. 5) escort and wait on (an important person). DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • attend — [ə tend′] vt. [ME attenden < OFr atendre, to wait, expect < L attendere, to stretch toward, give heed to < ad , to + tendere, stretch: see THIN] 1. Now Rare to take care or charge of; look after 2. a) to wait on; minister to; serve b) to …   English World dictionary

  • attend — I (accompany) verb be associated with, be connected with, go along with II (be present at) verb frequent, go to, visit III (heed) verb be attentive to, give heed to, listen, mark, mind, note, notice, take notice of IV ( …   Law dictionary

  • attend to — index assume (undertake), care (regard), concern (care), hear (give attention to), heed …   Law dictionary

  • attend — (v.) c.1300, to direct one s mind or energies, from O.Fr. atendre (12c., Mod.Fr. attendre) to expect, wait for, pay attention, and directly from L. attendere give heed to, lit. to stretch toward, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + tendere stretch… …   Etymology dictionary

  • attend to — (something) to deal with something. Firefighters attended to a smoking car outside the building …   New idioms dictionary


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