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attending

adjective

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1 being within the confines of a specified place
  • a surprise arrest of the operator of an illegal gambling joint and all attending employees

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2 present at the same time and place
  • dislikes flying and all of its attending inconveniences

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attending

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attending

verb
present participle of attend

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1 to go along with in order to provide assistance, protection, or companionship
  • a passel of assistants attend the movie star wherever she goes

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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

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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

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4 to occur or exist at the same time
  • all the pomp and circumstance that attend the opening of the Olympic Games

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The first known use of attending was in 1904

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“Attending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/attending. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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