[ uh-tent ]

  1. attentive; intent.

Origin of attent

1275–1325; Middle English <Latin attentus attentive (past participle of attendere), equivalent to atten(d)- (see attend) + -tus past participle suffix

Other words from attent

  • at·tent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby attent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use attent in a sentence

  • There is no luck, for all practical purposes, to him who is not striving, and whose senses are not all eagerly attent.

    How to Succeed | Orison Swett Marden
  • Our attent ion is then drawn to a large design representing the Terrestrial Paradise.

    Chantilly in History and Art | Louise M. Richter
  • Thus lord Aeneas with all attent retold alone the divine doom and the history of his goings.

  • Men slept lightly at that time, with their senses attent to every sound of danger.

  • And as thou walkest the street, keep thine eyes and thine ears open and attent, and learn ever what men say and think.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn | Evelyn Everett-Green