Attend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈtend|  American pronunciation of the word attend
Brit.  |əˈtɛnd|  British pronunciation of the word attend


- be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.

She attends class regularly
I rarely attend services at my church

- take charge of or deal with(syn: look, see)

I must attend to this matter

- to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result

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

- work for or be a servant to(syn: assist, serve)

She attends the old lady in the wheelchair

- give heed (to)(syn: advert, hang)

The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
They attended to everything he said


My husband and I will both attend the banquet.

How many people attended the baseball game?

He won't be attending the conference.

How many people will be attending?

She attends a school in the city.

He'll be attending the university in the fall.

I am the first child in my family to attend college.

We attend the same church.

Each nurse attends 15 patients.

A midwife attended the birth.

I was not attending to the conversation.

The patient was attended by Dr. Ronald.

Jane has been attending (up)on her sick mother for years.

Our plans were attended with great difficulties.

Only 12 people attended the meeting.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: attend
he/she/it: attends
present participle: attending
past tense: attended
past participle: attended
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