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Tend meaning

tend - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
  2. 2. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks.
  3. 3. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
  4. 4. To await; to expect.
  5. 5. To be directed, as to any end, object, or purpose; to aim; to have or give a leaning; to exert activity or influence; to serve as a means; to contribute; as, our petitions, if granted, might tend to our destruction.
  6. 6. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; - with on or upon.
  7. 7. To move in a certain direction; - usually with to or towards.
  8. 8. To aim at; move in a certain direction; have an inclination to; contribute.
  9. 9. To attend; take care of.

tend - examples of usage

  1. I'll tend your stock and look after the place for you. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " Style, you know, is what we tend to neglect-"; but he was far more conscious of Katharine's eye upon him than of what he was saying about style. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. And you tend to forget what you're there for. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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