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attend

at·tend

attend

 
 
pronunciation:
tend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: attended, attending, attends
definition 1: to be present at.
We plan to attend the wedding.He failed the course because he didn't attend the classes.
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
frequent, go to, see, visit, witness
definition 2: to provide care for.
Nurses attend older patients on this floor.Who is the doctor that attended you?
synonyms:
care for, look after, mind, minister to, nurse, take care of, tend
similar words:
doctor, help, keep, oversee, superintend, supervise
definition 3: to listen to or pay attention to.
Attend me well as what I have to say will not be repeated.
synonyms:
heed, mark, mind, notice, take note of
antonyms:
disregard, ignore, neglect
similar words:
observe, take care of, watch
definition 4: to go along with; accompany or assist.
The leader was attended by bodyguards.
synonyms:
accompany, assist
similar words:
chaperon, convoy, herd, shepherd, usher
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be present.
They weren't invited, but they plan to attend nevertheless.
similar words:
go, visit
definition 2: to provide care.
Dr. Wise attends at the university hospital.
synonyms:
care, minister, nurse
similar words:
administer, assist, help, provide
definition 3: to pay attention.
You need to attend to what is being said.
synonyms:
heed, listen, mind
similar words:
care, concentrate, hearken, look, regard, tend, tune in
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The word attend contains the following parts:
at- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix at- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "t," such as "tract" and "ten, tin, tain." See ad-.
tend, tent, tens Latin root that means stretch