verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attend
Related Words for attendedvisit, serve, watch, note, follow, hear, observe, accompany, catch, haunt, appear, frequent, show, nurse, doctor, mind, tend, notice, regard, mark
Examples from the Web for attended
Contemporary Examples of attended
Smith attended both funerals as a cop and as the husband of Police Officer Moira Smith, who died on 9/11.The Muslim Cop Killed by Terrorists
January 9, 2015
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
January 2, 2015
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!’
December 11, 2014
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
December 10, 2014
However, as she feared, The Bell Jar appeared to indifferent notices and the launch—which Ted attended—was rather low-key.Ted Hughes’s Brother on Losing Sylvia Plath
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of attended
Eucoline, the daughter of Agatho, attended me, carrying a lighted torch.
The prisoners came in, attended by the Phylarchi of their different wards.
Cleonica, attended by Geta and Milza, travelled under the same protection.
But for the stranger's presence it would have been attended to two hours earlier.Brave and Bold
This was a wise resolution, and attended with the most salutary consequences.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
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.