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as in prone
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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verb (1)

present participle of tend
as in leaning
to show a liking or proneness (for something) her wardrobe tends toward dark colors and heavy fabrics

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verb (2)

present participle of tend
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as in cultivating
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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“Tending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tending. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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