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Tend is sometimes a misspelling of turned.
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Definition of the verb tend
What does tend mean as a doing word?
Tend is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: tended | tending | tends
- have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
- example: She tends to be nervous before her lectures
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of tend: be given / incline / lean / run
- more generic word: be = have the quality of being
- more specific terms:
- have care of or look after
- manage or run
Alternative definition of the verb tend
- To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
- [context: with to] To look after (e.g. an ill person.) [definition from the early 14th c.]
- [context: followed by a to infinitive] To be likely, or probable to do something, or to have a certain characteristic. [definition from the mid-14th c.]
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for tend
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by Erol Gelenbe
Similarly, Tend is the successor of all output tasks in G. Let Pms be the master processor, and let n(Pj) be the set of the...
From Its Institution Until the Separation of the Court Into Two Divisions in the Year 1808 by Scotland. Court of Session
and estimate the teind to a fourth part, that is to say, for each three bolls of proven rental, they added one boll for drawn teind, whereby the tend is a fourth part of the whole stock and teind; and ordered the rental to be framed accordingly .
Usage and Abusage (1997)
A Guide to Good English by Eric Partridge
In the sense, 'to have a general tendency, to have a disposition to', trend is obsolescent; tend is the right word. Trend, however, is correct for 'to turn off in a specified direction; to tend to take a direction expressed by or implied in the context', ...
by Abbie E. Goldberg
Lesbian parents tend to have more equal ...
by Peter N. Stearns
tend. edF. a. mily. The inclusion of the family in social history research has meant that historianshavehadtofind conceptstoreferto familial groupingslargerthanthefamily household.Inallperiods of the past, family members kept ties alive, even ...
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Quotes about tend
If you tend to achieve much in less time,
If you tend to expect high from low,
And if you tend to reach through short cut,
You buy your anxiety against your health.
04.03.2001, Palasa (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of T1E1N1D2
The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine