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to show a liking or proneness (for something)
  • her wardrobe tends toward dark colors and heavy fabrics

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1 to take charge of especially on behalf of another
  • tend the store while I run an errand

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2 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
  • lately I haven't been doing a good job of tending my garden

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3 to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops on
  • plots that during the war were tended by city dwellers as vegetable gardens

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4 to look after and make decisions about
  • the dying patriarch wondered who would tend the family business after he was gone

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The first known use of tend was in the 14th century

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“Tend.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tend. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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