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tending

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

having a tendency to be or act in a certain way
  • people tending toward daily exercise will significantly reduce their risk of cardiac arrest

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tending

verb (1)
present participle of tend

Synonyms & Antonyms of tending (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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tending

verb (2)
present participle of tend

Synonyms & Antonyms of tending (Entry 3 of 3)

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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“Tending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tending. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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