Attend

Definition of Attend

At`tend´
v. t.1.To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard.
[imp. & p. p. Attended; p. pr. & vb. n. Attending.]
2.To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.
3.To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve.
The fifth had charge sick persons to attend.
- Spenser.
4.To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
What cares must then attend the toiling swain.
- Dryden.
5.To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting.
6.To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for.
Three days I promised to attend my doom.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To apply the mind, or pay attention, with a view to perceive, understand, or comply; to pay regard; to heed; to listen; - usually followed by to.
Attend to the voice of my supplications.
- Ps. lxxxvi. 6.
Man can not at the same time attend to two objects.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.To accompany or be present or near at hand, in pursuance of duty; to be ready for service; to wait or be in waiting; - often followed by on or upon.
He was required to attend upon the committee.
- Clarendon.
3.with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business.
4.To wait; to stay; to delay.
For this perfection she must yet attend,
Till to her Maker she espoused be.
- Sir J. Davies.

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