Thesaurus: attend Synonyms, attend Antonyms
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 accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), companion, company, convoy, escort, see, squireRelated 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 Synonyms listen, hark, harken, hear, hearken, heed, mindNear Antonyms discount, disregardAntonyms 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 Synonyms tend, care (for), mind, oversee, superintend, supervise, watchRelated Words administrate, conduct, control, direct, govern, guide, manage, operate, preside (over), regulate, run, steward; guard, patrol, protect, safeguard, shield; baby, babysit, chaperone (or chaperon), mother, shepherdNear Antonyms abandon, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, pass over
4 to occur or exist at the same time all the pomp and circumstance that attend the opening of the Olympic Games Synonyms accompany, coincide, coexist, concur, co-occur, synchronizeRelated Words chance, hap, happen, transpireNear Antonyms antedate, precede, predate; follow, succeed
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