attend


attend
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French atendre, from Latin attendere, literally, to stretch to, from ad- + tendere to stretch — more at thin Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to pay attention to 2. to look after ; take charge of <
campsites…attended by park rangers — Jackson Rivers
>
3. a. to go or stay with as a companion, nurse, or servant b. to visit professionally especially as a physician 4. archaic a. to wait for b. to be in store for 5. to be present with ; accompany 6. to be present at ; go to <
attend law school
>
intransitive verb 1. to apply oneself <
attend to your work
>
2. to apply the mind or pay attention ; heed 3. a. to be ready for service <
ministers who attend upon the king
>
b. to be present 4. obsolete wait, stay 5. to direct one's attention ; see <
I'll attend to that
>
attender noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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