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Attend - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Attend' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Attend [ 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.
- 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.
- (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business.
- To wait; to stay; to delay.
2 . Attend [ v. t.]
- To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard.
- To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.
- 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.
- To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
- To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting.
- To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for.

Meaning of 'Attend' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . attend [ v]
Meaning (1):
- work for or be a servant to
Example in sentence:
  • Can you wait on our table, please?;
  • Is a salesperson assisting you?;
  • May I serve you?;
  • She attends the old lady in the wheelchair;
  • The minister served the King for many years
Meaning (2):
- take charge of or deal with
Example in sentence:
  • Could you see about lunch?;
  • I must attend to this matter;
  • She took care of this business
Meaning (3):
- be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
Example in sentence:
  • did you go to the meeting?;
  • I rarely attend services at my church;
  • She attends class regularly
Meaning (4):
- to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result
Example in sentence:
  • Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation
Meaning (5):
- give heed (to)
Example in sentence:
  • She hung on his every word;
  • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly;
  • They attended to everything he said