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English verb: attend

1. attend (stative) be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.


SamplesShe attends class regularly.
I rarely attend services at my church.
Did you go to the meeting?.


Synonymsgo to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)sit in, worship


Domain categorychurch, church service


Antonymsmiss

2. attend (social) take charge of or deal with


SamplesCould you see about lunch?.
I must attend to this matter.
She took care of this business.


Synonymslook, see, take care


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)care, give care


Narrower (hyponym)minister, tend

3. attend (stative) to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result


SamplesMenuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accompany, attach to, come with, go with

4. attend (social) work for or be a servant to


SamplesMay I serve you?.
She attends the old lady in the wheelchair.
Can you wait on our table, please?.
Is a salesperson assisting you?.
The minister served the King for many years.


Synonymsassist, attend to, serve, wait on


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


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, help


Narrower (hyponym)fag, valet


Verb groupserve

5. attend (perception) give heed (to)


SamplesThe children in the audience attended the recital quietly.
She hung on his every word.
They attended to everything he said.


Synonymsadvert, give ear, hang, pay heed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)listen


Narrower (hyponym)fixate









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