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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb attend:

assistattendhangservelooksee

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb attend and its most common antonym:

missattend

The word attend is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the verb attend

What does attend mean as a doing word?

Attend is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: attended | attending | attends

  1. be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    • examples: She attends class regularly | I rarely attend services at my church
    • domain: church / church service
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of attend: go to
    • antonym of attend: miss
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
    • more specific terms:
  2. take charge of or deal with
    • example: I must attend to this matter
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of attend: look / see / take care
    • more generic terms: care / give care = provide care for
    • more specific words:
      • minister = attend to the wants and needs of others
      • tend = have care of or look after
  3. to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result
    • example: Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic terms: accompany / attach to / come with / go with = be present or associated with an event or entity
  4. work for or be a servant to
    • example: She attends the old lady in the wheelchair
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of attend: assist / attend to / serve / wait on
    • more generic words: aid / assist / help = give help or assistance
    • more specific words:
      • valet = serve as a personal attendant to
      • fag = act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools
  5. give heed (to)
    • examples: The children in the audience attended the recital quietly | They attended to everything he said
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of attend: advert / give ear / hang / pay heed
    • more generic word: listen = hear with intention
    • more specific word: fixate = pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

Alternative definition of the verb attend

verb

  1. [archaic, transitive] To listen to (something or someone). [definition from 15th c.]
  2. [archaic, intransitive] To listen ([term, to] [term, unto]). [definition from 15th c.]
  3. [intransitive] To turn one's consideration ([term, to]); to deal with (a task, problem, concern etc.), to look after. [definition from 15th c.]
  4. [transitive] To wait upon as a servant etc.; to accompany to assist (someone). [definition from 15th c.]
  5. [transitive] To be present at (an event or place) in order to take part in some action or proceedings. [definition from 17th c.]

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Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order (1837)

With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers. To which is Now Added an Index to the Words by George Crabb

Attend is a mental action; hearken both corporeal and mental ...

Google previewChill (2015)

Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You by Deborah Reber

Dear Cassandra, Cassandra, age 18 There's no doubt that choosing which college to attend is a major life decision, so you're right to put a lot of thought into it. Start out by gathering all the info you can on each school and create folders for all ...

Google previewIndianapolis (2010)

A Young Professional's Guide by Erin Albert

For a taste of all live theatre, a great show to attend is the Kiwanis International's annual fundraiser, Spotlight.

Google previewCalled to the Life of the Mind (2014)

Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars by Richard J. Mouw

” “The only school any Christian needs to attend is the Holy Ghost's ...

Google previewDriver Distraction and Inattention (2013)

Advances in Research and Countermeasures by Mr Trent W Victor, Professor John D Lee, Professor Michael A Regan

Insummary, AttenD is an eyetrackerbased distraction detection algorithm which identifies visual distraction in real timebased on single longglances aswell as repetitive glances. The core ideaof the algorithm isatwosecond time buffer which is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

ATTEND to, [attendo, L.] to regard with attention. MIND, [minnas, to remember, Sw.] to observe; to be disposed to regard with attention, submission, or obedience. REGARD, [regarder, F.] to look upon with concern, estimation, or affection; ...

Google previewInternational encyclopedia of adolescence (2007)

A-J, index by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Students may choose to attend second-stage, second-level school (specialized secondary education) for an additional three years, and go on to a technical school or university thereafter. In addition, the Ecuadorian education system formally ...

Google previewThe farmer's encyclopædia, and dictionary of rural affairs (1842)

by Cuthbert William Johnson

Attend to your land-drains; see that no water lodges on the land. Gaideckb's Ca-Lksdar. — Kitchen Oar- in. — Artichokes , dress. Asparagus, beds, tired J., plant to force, attend that in frcing. Beam, plant.

Google previewThe American Dictionary of Dates, 458-1920 (1921)

Including Also as Supplements to the Main Work, the Period of Discovery from the Norsemen to Columbus, 458 to 1492; the Period of Colonization, 1492 to 1607; the Period of English Settlement, 1607-1620; the Declaration of Independence, with a Complete Sketch of the Lives of Each of the Fifty-six Signers; Comprehensive 100-word Biographical Sketches of All the Presidents; the Ratification of the Constitution by the Thirteen Original States and the Origin and Statehood of All the States of Our Present Union; Including the Development of the Territories

November 3, Connecticut chooses five delegates to attend the second Continental Congress. Nov., Connecticut endorses the proceedings of the first Continental Congress. December 5, Massachusetts chooses five delegates to attend the ...

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Small photo of NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23, 2017: (L-R) Omar Sharif Jr., Executive Producer Ray Boudreau and guest attend 'The Clapper' Premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA TheatreSmall photo of New York, NY, USA - April 26, 2017: Actors DeAnna and Michael Madsen attend 25th Anniversary Retrospective Screening of Reservoir Dogs at The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Beacon Theatre, ManhattanSmall photo of New York, NY, USA - April 26, 2017: Actors DeAnna and Michael Madsen attend 25th Anniversary Retrospective Screening of Reservoir Dogs at The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Beacon Theatre, ManhattanSmall photo of NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22, 2017: (L-R) A Delannoy, D Milkin, Whoopi Goldberg and Brandon Oldenburg attend Animated Shorts curated by Whoopi Goldberg during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA TheatreSmall photo of LAS VEGAS - OCT 07 ,2017 : Dedicated flower bed of the Las Vegas Shooting victims attend a candlelight vigil on the Las Vegas Strip Near the Mandalay Bay.Small photo of Las Vegas, USA - OCT 07 ,2017 : Dedicated flower bed of the Las Vegas Shooting victims attend a candlelight vigil on the Las Vegas Strip Near the Mandalay Bay.Small photo of NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01, 2017: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art More...

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Quotes about Attend

Clean the house and enter
Enter and clean the house
Take people's confidence
And attend ills
Attend ills and take
People's confidence
Win the faith and proceed
A head
Proceed a head and
Win faith. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of A1T1T1E1N1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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