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Meaning & Definition of Attend in English

English

Attend

/ətɛnd/

verb

1. Be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.

  • "She attends class regularly"
  • "I rarely attend services at my church"
  • "Did you go to the meeting?"
    synonym:
  • attend
  • ,
  • go to

2. Take charge of or deal with

  • "Could you see about lunch?"
  • "I must attend to this matter"
  • "She took care of this business"
    synonym:
  • attend
  • ,
  • take care
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • see

3. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result

  • "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"
    synonym:
  • attend

4. Work for or be a servant to

  • "May 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"
    synonym:
  • serve
  • ,
  • attend to
  • ,
  • wait on
  • ,
  • attend
  • ,
  • assist

5. Give heed (to)

  • "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"
  • "She hung on his every word"
  • "They attended to everything he said"
    synonym:
  • attend
  • ,
  • hang
  • ,
  • advert
  • ,
  • pay heed
  • ,
  • give ear

Examples of using

We can't attend.
I don't attend more often, not because I'm not interested, but because I can't find the time.
I cannot attend the conference.