Simple Definition of attend
: to go to and be present at (an event, meeting, etc.)
: to regularly go to (classes, church services, etc.)
: to help or care for (someone, such as a patient)
Full Definition of attend
1 : to pay attention to
2 : to look after : take charge of <campsites…attended by park rangers — Jackson Rivers>
3 a : to go or stay with as a companion, nurse, or servant b : to visit professionally especially as a physician
4 archaic a : to wait for b : to be in store for
5 : to be present with : accompany
6 : to be present at : go to <attend law school>
1 : to apply oneself <attend to your work>
2 : to apply the mind or pay attention : heed
Examples of attend
My husband and I will both attend the banquet.
How many people attended the baseball game?
He won't be attending the conference.
How many people will be attending?
She attends a school in the city.
He'll be attending the university in the fall.
I am the first child in my family to attend college.
We attend the same church.
Each nurse attends 15 patients.
A midwife attended the birth.
Origin of attend
Middle English, from Anglo-French atendre, from Latin attendere, literally, to stretch to, from ad- + tendere to stretch — more at thin
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with attend
addend, amend, append, ascend, bartend, befriend, Big Bend, bookend, boyfriend, closed-end, commend, compend, contend, dead end, dead-end, defend, depend, descend, distend, downtrend, emend, expend, extend, fag end, forfend, front-end, girlfriend, Gravesend, headend, high-end, hornblende, impend, intend, Land's End, loose end, low-end, missend, misspend, next friend, no end, offend, on end, Ostend, outspend, perpend, pitchblende, portend, pretend, propend, protend, rear-end, resend, sheet bend, South Bend, split end, stipend, subtend, suspend, tag end, tail end, tight end, top-end, transcend, unbend, unkenned, upend, uptrend, weekend, year-end
Medical Definition of attend
: to visit or stay with professionally as a physician or nurse
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