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at·tend

attend

 
 
pronunciation:
tend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: attends, attending, attended
definition 1: to be present at.
Did you attend the funeral?
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
go to, see, visit, witness
definition 2: to take care of; tend.
Nurses attend sick people.
synonyms:
care for, look after, mind, minister to, nurse, take care of, tend
similar words:
help, keep, supervise
definition 3: to go along with; accompany.
Several guards attended the king.
synonyms:
accompany, assist
similar words:
herd, shepherd, usher
definition 4: to pay attention.
Please attend to what I am saying.
synonyms:
listen
similar words:
care, concentrate, tend
derivations: attendee (n.), attender (n.)
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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