verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attend
Examples from the Web for attended
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.
But how different would things have been 11 years later, when Scalise attended the Duke event?Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Correction: An earlier version of this article said John Lewis attended the event, not Elijah Cummings.Capitol Hill's Black Staffers Walk Out to Say ‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot!’|Tim Mak|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ask Alexander Gilkes, referring to Prince William and Kate Middleton, whose wedding he attended.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, as she feared, The Bell Jar appeared to indifferent notices and the launch—which Ted attended—was rather low-key.
They were quickly taken to private rooms, where the captain was attended by a police surgeon.The Captain's Toll-Gate|Frank R. Stockton
I cannot say, however, that the divine experiment was attended with much success.Prisoner for Blasphemy|G. W. [George William] Foote
They certainly are very generous and liberal, and would be attended with very happy effects.
In 1885 I attended them for the last time, and bandied quips with a famous special correspondent.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
Eighth—Dr. Manley, who attended him in his last sickness, and to whom Paine spoke his last words.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for attended
Word Origin for attend
Word Origin and History for attended
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.