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Definition of "attend" []

  • To be present at: attended class. (verb-transitive)
  • To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result: The speech was attended by wild applause. (verb-transitive)
  • To accompany or wait upon as a companion or servant. (verb-transitive)
  • To take care of (a sick person, for example). See Synonyms at tend2. (verb-transitive)
  • To take charge of: They attended our affairs during our absence. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attend" in a sentence
  • "The reader should recollect, that I have often called the public attention to the conduct of this said professed Jacobin Tailor; for instance, when Sir Francis Burdett left the Tower, and the procession was got up for him, Tailor Place undertook to attend, and to take the management of those who were on horseback; but when the time arrived, the Tailor _forgot to attend_, although he was one of the most violent against the Baronet, for going over the water and deceiving the people."
  • "Choosing a school to attend is choosing a consumption bundle."
  • "The school our kids attend is a private one, mostly because all the lessons (except for Malay) are in English."