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Definition 1: give heed (to) - [verb of perception]

Samples where attend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
  • She hung on his every word
  • They attended to everything he said

Synonyms for attend in the sense of this definition

(attend is a kind of ...) hear with intention

"Listen to the sound of this cello"

(... is a kind of attend ) pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

"The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"

Samples where attend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • May I serve you?
  • She attends the old lady in the wheelchair
  • Can you wait on our table, please?
  • Is a salesperson assisting you?
  • The minister served the King for many years

Synonyms for attend in the sense of this definition

(attend is a kind of ...) give help or assistance; be of service

"Everyone helped out during the earthquake" "Can you help me carry this table?" "She never helps around the house"

(... is a kind of attend ) serve as a personal attendant to

(... is a kind of attend ) act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools

(attend has a similar meaning as ...) devote (part of) one's life or efforts to, as of countries, institutions, or ideas

"She served the art of music" "He served the church" "serve the country"

Samples where attend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you see about lunch?
  • I must attend to this matter
  • She took care of this business

Synonyms for attend in the sense of this definition

(attend is a kind of ...) provide care for

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

(... is a kind of attend ) attend to the wants and needs of others

"I have to minister to my mother all the time"

(... is a kind of attend ) have care of or look after

"She tends to the children"

Definition 4: be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc. - [verb of stative]

Samples where attend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She attends class regularly
  • I rarely attend services at my church
  • did you go to the meeting?

Synonyms for attend in the sense of this definition

(attend is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of attend ) attend as a visitor

"Can I sit in on your Intermediate Hittite class?"

(... is a kind of attend ) attend religious services

"They worship in the traditional manner"

(attend belongs to category ...) a service conducted in a house of worship

"don't be late for church"

Definition 5: to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result - [verb of stative]

Samples where attend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation

(attend is a kind of ...) be present or associated with an event or entity

"French fries come with the hamburger" "heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue" "fish usually goes with white wine" "this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries"

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