Attent vs. Attend

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  • Attent (adjective)

    Attentive, heedful; intent. from 15th c.

  • Attent (noun)


  • Attend (verb)

    To listen to (something or someone); to pay attention to; regard; heed. from 15th c.

  • Attend (verb)

    To listen (to, unto). from 15th c.

  • Attend (verb)

    To turn one’s consideration (to); to deal with (a task, problem, concern etc.), to look after. from 15th c.

    “Secretaries attend to correspondence.”

  • Attend (verb)

    To wait upon as a servant etc.; to accompany to assist (someone). from 15th c.

    “Valets attend to their employer’s wardrobe.”

  • Attend (verb)

    To be present at (an event or place) in order to take part in some action or proceedings; to regularly go to (an event or place). from 17th c.

    “Children must attend primary school.”

  • Attend (verb)

    To go to (a place) for some purpose (with at).

  • Attend (verb)

    To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to.

    “a measure attended with ill effects”

  • Attend (verb)

    To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for.

  • Attend (verb)

    alternative form of atend|nodot=9″to kindle”.

  • Attend (verb)

    be present at (an event, meeting, or function)

    “her family were not invited to attend”

    “the whole sales force attended the conference”

  • Attend (verb)

    go regularly to (a school, church, or clinic)

    “all children are required to attend school”

  • Attend (verb)

    deal with

    “he muttered that he had business to attend to”

  • Attend (verb)

    give practical help and care to; look after

    “each of the beds in the intensive-care unit is attended by a nurse”

    “the severely wounded had two medics to attend to their wounds”

  • Attend (verb)

    pay attention to

    “Alice hadn’t attended to a word of his sermon”

  • Attend (verb)

    escort and wait on (a member of royalty or other important person)

    “Her Royal Highness was attended by Mrs Jane Stevens”

  • Attend (verb)

    occur with or as a result of

    “people feared that the switch to a peacetime economy would be attended by a severe slump”

Oxford Dictionary

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