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What does "Attend" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) To wait; to stay; to delay (v. t.) To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting (v. t.) To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects (v. t.) To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over (v. t.) To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard (v. t.) To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve (v. t.) To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for


Synonyms look, see, hang, serve, assist, advert, take care, go to, pay attention, attend to, wait on, pay heed, give ear


Example: "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly" Example: "I must attend to this matter" Example: "She attends class regularly" Example: "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation" Example: "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"


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