Attend Definition

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To take care or charge of; look after.
Webster's New World
To pay attention; give heed.
Webster's New World
To go regularly to.
Attended class every Tuesday and Thursday.
American Heritage
To wait on; minister to; serve.
Webster's New World
To be in readiness; wait.
Webster's New World

Origin of Attend

  • From Middle English attenden, atenden, from Old French atendre (“to attend, listen”), from Latin attendere (“to stretch toward, give heed to”), from ad (“to”) + tendere (“to stretch”); see tend and compare attempt.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

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