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attend

[ uh-tend ]
/ əˈtɛnd /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of attend

1250–1300; Middle English atenden<Anglo-French, Old French atendre<Latin attendere to bend to, notice. See at-, tend1
4. See accompany.
at·tend·er, nounat·tend·ing·ly, adverbwell-at·tend·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for attend

attend
/ (əˈtɛnd) /

verb

attender, noun
C13: from Old French atendre, from Latin attendere to stretch towards, from tendere to extend
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