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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


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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