The speech was attended by wild applause.
They attended our affairs during our absence.
Attended my every word.
We'll attend to that problem later.
Attended to their business.
Attended disinterestedly to the debate.
Success attended his efforts.
To attend a concert.
Valets attend to their employer's wardrobe.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity.In the eyes of Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke the apotheosis of the Celebrity was complete. The people of Asquith were not only willing to attend the house-warming, but had been worked up to the pitch of eagerness. The Celebrity as a matter of course was master of ceremonies.
- 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 20.I attended a one-room school next door to the palace and studied English, Xhosa, history and geography.
Children must attend primary school.
A measure attended with ill effects.
An example of attend is to go to a wedding.
An example of attend to is to take care of a sick relative.
Origin of attend
- Middle English attenden from Old French atendre from Latin attendere to heed ad- ad- tendere to stretch ten- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English attenden, atenden, from Old English ātendan (“to set on fire, kindle, inflame, trouble, perplex”), equivalent to a- + tend.