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attend


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attend  \At*tend"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Attended};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Attending}.]  [OE.  atenden  OF  atendre  F.  attendre  to 
  expect,  to  wait,  fr  L.  attendre  to  stretch,  (sc.  animum),  to 
  apply  the  mind  to  ad  +  tendere  to  stretch.  See  {Tend}.] 
  1.  To  direct  the  attention  to  to  fix  the  mind  upon  to  give 
  heed  to  to  regard.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  diligent  pilot  in  a  dangerous  tempest  doth  not 
  attend  the  unskillful  words  of  the  passenger.  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
 
  2.  To  care  for  to  look  after  to  take  charge  of  to  watch 
  over 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  The  fifth  had  charge  sick  persons  to  attend. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Attends  the  emperor  in  his  royal  court.  --Shak. 
 
  With  a  sore  heart  and  a  gloomy  brow,  he  prepared  to 
  attend  William  thither.  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  To  be  present  with  to  accompany;  to  be  united  or 
  consequent  to  as  a  measure  attended  with  ill  effects. 
 
  What  cares  must  then  attend  the  toiling  swain. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  be  present  at  as  to  attend  church,  school,  a  concert, 
  a  business  meeting. 
 
  6.  To  wait  for  to  await;  to  remain,  abide,  or  be  in  store 
  for  [Obs.] 
 
  The  state  that  attends  all  men  after  this  --Locke. 
 
  Three  days  I  promised  to  attend  my  doom.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Attend},  {Mind},  {Regard},  {Heed},  {Notice}. 
 
  Usage:  Attend  is  generic,  the  rest  are  specific  terms.  To 
  mind  is  to  attend  so  that  it  may  not  be  forgotten;  to 
  regard  is  to  look  on  a  thing  as  of  importance;  to  heed 
  is  to  attend  to  a  thing  from  a  principle  of  caution; 
  to  notice  is  to  think  on  that  which  strikes  the 
  senses  --Crabb.  See  {Accompany}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attend  \At*tend"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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 
 
  Attend  to  the  voice  of  my  supplications.  --Ps. 
  lxxxvi  6. 
 
  Man  can  not  at  the  same  time  attend  to  two  objects. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  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 
 
  He  was  required  to  attend  upon  the  committee. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  3.  (with  to)  To  take  charge  of  to  look  after  as  to  attend 
  to  a  matter  of  business. 
 
  4.  To  wait;  to  stay;  to  delay.  [Obs.] 
 
  For  this  perfection  she  must  yet  attend,  Till  to  her 
  Maker  she  espoused  be  --Sir  J. 
  Davies. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Attend},  {Listen},  {Hearken}. 
 
  Usage:  We  attend  with  a  view  to  hear  and  learn;  we  listen 
  with  fixed  attention,  in  order  to  hear  correctly,  or 
  to  consider  what  has  been  said  we  hearken  when  we 
  listen  with  a  willing  mind,  and  in  reference  to 
  obeying. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attend 
  v  1:  be  present  at  (meetings,  church  services,  university),  etc.; 
  "She  attends  class  regularly";  "I  rarely  attend  services 
  at  my  church";  "did  you  go  to  the  metting?"  [syn:  {go  to}] 
  [ant:  {miss}] 
  2:  take  charge  of  "Could  you  see  about  lunch?";  "I  must  attend 
  to  this  matter";  "She  took  care  of  this  business"  [syn:  {take 
  care},  {look},  {see}] 
  3:  to  accompany  as  a  circumstance  or  follow  as  a  result: 
  "Menuhin's  playing  was  attended  by  a  15-minute  standing 
  ovation" 
  4:  to  act  as  an  attendant  to  "May  I  serve  you?";  "She  attends 
  the  old  lady  in  the  wheelchair";  "Can  you  wait  on  our 
  table,  please?";  "Is  a  salesperson  assisting  you?"  [syn:  {serve}, 
  {attend  to},  {wait  on},  {assist}] 
  5:  give  heed  (to);  "The  children  in  the  audience  attended  the 
  recital  quietly";  "She  hung  on  his  every  word";  "They  paid 
  attention  to  everything  he  said"  [syn:  {pay  attention},  {hang}, 
  {advert},  {pay  heed},  {give  ear}] 
  6:  be  present;  "I  hate  that  class  and  I  never  attend" 
  7:  apply  oneself  to:  "We  will  attend  to  this  matter  as  soon  as 
  possible" 
  8:  take  charge  of  "My  deputy  attended  my  affairs  while  I  was 
  on  vacation" 




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