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Pronunciation: \[schwa]-'tend\




1 : to go to or be present at <attend school> <attend a party>

2 : to look after : take charge of <The hotel staff attended to my every need.>

3 : to direct attention <attend to business>

4 : to pay attention to <All the children had been attending. . . to what Mr. Beaver was telling them . . . C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe>

5 : to go with especially as a servant or companion <Servants attended the king.>

6 : to care for <Nurses attend the sick.>

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