attend


attend

verb

Definition of ATTEND

1
to go along with in order to provide assistance, protection, or companionship <a passel of assistants attend the movie star wherever she goes>
Synonyms attend, chaperone (or chaperon), companion, company, convoy, escort, see, squire
Related Words walk; associate, consort, pal (around), team (up); defend, guard, protect; bring, conduct, guide, lead, pilot, steer, usher; follow, shadow, tag, tag along, tail; hang (around), hover (over)
Near Antonyms abandon, desert, ditch, dump, forsake
2
to pay attention especially through the act of hearing <I'm sorry, but all the noise means I'm having a hard time attending to the conversation>
Near Antonyms discount, disregard
Antonyms ignore, tune out
3
to take charge of especially on behalf of another <tired of attending other people's children, the nanny was eager to have a child of her own>
4
to occur or exist at the same time <all the pomp and circumstance that attend the opening of the Olympic Games>
Related Words chance, hap, happen, transpire

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