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/ əˈtɛnt /
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adjective Archaic.

attentive; intent.

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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
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