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English verb: tend

1. tend (stative) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

SamplesShe tends to be nervous before her lectures.
These dresses run small.
He inclined to corpulence.

Synonymsbe given, incline, lean, run

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)gravitate, suffer, take kindly to

2. tend (social) have care of or look after

SamplesShe tends to the children.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)attend, look, see, take care

Narrower (hyponym)garden, shepherd

3. tend (social) manage or run

SamplesTend a store.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mind, take care

Narrower (hyponym)stoke

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