[ uh-tend ]
/ əˈtɛnd /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of attend

1250–1300; Middle English atenden < Anglo-French, Old French atendre < Latin attendere to bend to, notice. See at-, tend1

Related forms

at·tend·er, nounat·tend·ing·ly, adverbwell-at·tend·ed, adjective

Synonym study

4. See accompany. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for well-attended

British Dictionary definitions for well-attended (1 of 2)


adjective (well attended when postpositive)

(of an event, meeting, etc) attended by a large or regular audience or group of participantsevening mass is well attended

British Dictionary definitions for well-attended (2 of 2)


/ (əˈtɛnd) /


Derived Forms

attender, noun

Word Origin for attend

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