Definition for AT-TEND'

AT-TEND', v.t. [L. attendo; Fr. attendre, to wait, stay, hold, expect; Sp. atender; It attendere; L. ad and tendo, to stretch, to tend. See Tend.]

  1. To go with, or accompany, as a companion, minister or servant.
  2. To be present; to accompany or be united to; as, a cold attended with fever.
  3. To be present for some duty, implying charge or oversight; to wait on; as, the physician or the nurse attends the sick.
  4. To be present in business; to be in company from curiosity, or from some connection in affairs; as, lawyers or spectators attend a court.
  5. To be consequent to, from connection of cause; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
  6. To await; to remain, abide or be in store for; as, happiness or misery attends us after death.
  7. To wait for; to lie in wait. – Shak.
  8. To wait or stay for. Three days I promised to attend my doom. – Dryden.
  9. To accompany with solicitude; to regard. Their hunger thus appeased, their care attends The doubtful fortune of their absent friends. – Dryden.
  10. To regard; to fix the mind upon. The pilot doth not attend the unskillful words of the passenger. – Sidney. This is not now a legitimate sense. To express this idea, we now use the verb intransitively, with to, attend to.
  11. To expect. [Not in use.] – Raleigh.

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