verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- attendance allowance,
- attendance centre,
Origin of attend
Examples from the Web for attend
In 1995, Myerson made a point not to attend the 75th anniversary of the Miss America pageant.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A few even noted that they attend Christmas mass with Christian friends.
Even before the shootings, New York policeman were telling the Mayor not to attend their funerals.
Volunteers only need to “attend a 16-hour course” in order to participate.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Add to that the per diems paid for the 105 military commission personnel who attend the proceedings, which cost more than $16,000.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The head clerk took the paper, and turned to attend to others.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dusenberry now left Manuel in charge of Dunn, saying he was going out to attend to some business.Manuel Pereira|F. C. Adams
But time was speedy and the war correspondents were anxious to attend the parade.The Siege of Mafeking (1900)|J. Angus Hamilton.
If she can tell stories well, she might form a circle of children to attend a children's hour.The Canadian Girl at Work|Marjory MacMurchy
But I shall certainly manage to attend to my duty to-morrow, and I hope to be at your service.Sally Dows and Other Stories|Bret Harte
Word Origin for attend
c.1300, "to direct one's mind or energies," from Old French atendre (12c., Modern French attendre) "to expect, wait for, pay attention," and directly from Latin attendere "give heed to," literally "to stretch toward," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tendere "stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" one's mind toward something. Sense of "take care of, wait upon" is from early 14c. Meaning "to pay attention" is early 15c.; that of "to be in attendance" is mid-15c. Related: Attended; attending.