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tend2

tend2

 
pronunciation:
tend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tended, tending, tends
definition: to care for or maintain; look after (a person or thing).
My neighbor tends the children after school.He tended the campfire all night.
synonyms:
care for, keep, look after, maintain, mind, minister to, take care of, watch
antonyms:
forget, neglect
similar words:
attend, groom, guard, herd, manage, nurse, oversee, protect, shepherd
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give one's attention (usu. fol. by to).
Tend to your own affairs.
synonyms:
attend
similar words:
care, look, watch
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