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  • 1 tend — tend …

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  • 2 tend — [ tend ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive to usually do a particular thing: tend to do something: He tends to exaggerate. The gym tends to get very busy at around six o clock. We tend to take technology for granted nowadays. These arguments tend merely …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Tend — Tend, v. i. [F. tendre, L. tendere, tensum and tentum, to stretch, extend, direct one s course, tend; akin to Gr. ? to stretch, Skr. tan. See {Thin}, and cf. {Tend} to attend, {Contend}, {Intense}, {Ostensible}, {Portent}, {Tempt}, {Tender} to… …

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  • 4 Tend — Tend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tending}.] [Aphetic form of attend. See {Attend}, {Tend} to move, and cf. {Tender} one that tends or attends.] 1. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look… …

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  • 5 tend — W1S1 [tend] v [Sense: 1, 3, 5; Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: tendre to stretch , from Latin tendere] [Sense: 2, 4; Date: 1100 1200; Origin: attend] 1.) tend to do sth if something tends to happen, it happens often and is likely to happen …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 tend — tend1 [tend] vt. [ME tenden, aphetic < attenden: see ATTEND] 1. to take care of; minister to; watch over; look after; attend to [to tend plants or animals, to tend the sick] 2. to be in charge of or at work at; manage or operate [to tend a… …

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  • 7 tend — /tend/ verb 1 tend to do sth to often do a particular thing, especially something that is bad or annoying, and to be likely to do it again: Sally tends to interfere in other people s business. | The car does tend to overheat. 2 tend towards sth… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 tend — tend, attend, mind, watch are comparable when they mean to take charge of or look after someone or something especially as a duty or in return for remuneration. Tend usually retains some notion of an earlier sense in which it means to pay… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 tend*/*/*/ — [tend] verb 1) [I] to usually do a particular thing He tends to exaggerate.[/ex] I tend not to go out so much in the winter.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to take care of someone or something Eddie kept himself busy tending the garden.[/ex] Doctors were tending… …

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  • 10 Tend — Tend, v. i. 1. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; with on or upon. [1913 Webster] Was he not companion with the riotous knights That tend upon my father? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. [F. attendre.] To await; to expect. [Obs.]… …

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  • 11 tend — Ⅰ. tend [1] ► VERB 1) frequently behave in a particular way or have a certain characteristic. 2) go or move in a particular direction. ORIGIN Latin tendere stretch, tend . Ⅱ. tend [2] ► …

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  • 12 Tend — Tend, v. t. [See {Tender} to offer.] (O. Eng. Law) To make a tender of; to offer or tender. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 Tend — may refer to:* Bartend, to serve beverages behind a bar * Tend and befriend, a behavioural pattern exhibited by human beings and some animal species when under threatee also* Tende * Tendencycunt …

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  • 14 tend — [v1] be apt, likely aim, bear, be biased, be conducive, be disposed, be inclined, be in the habit of, be liable, bend, be predisposed, be prejudiced, conduce, contribute, dispose, drift, favor, go, gravitate, have an inclination, have a tendency …

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  • 15 tend|en|cy — «TEHN duhn see», noun, plural cies. 1. an inclination; leaning: »Boys have a stronger tendency to fight than girls. SYNONYM(S): bent, bias, proneness, propensity. 2. a natural disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction or toward some… …

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  • 16 tend — index care (regard), concern (care), contribute (assist), dispose (incline), foster …

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  • 17 tend to — index conduce Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 18 tend — v. be inclined, be disposed; care for, watch over; nurse; service customers …

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  • 19 tend — There are two verbs here. One is a shortened form of attend and is used either with an object or intransitively with to in the meaning ‘to take care of, look after’ (Shepherds tending their flocks / The thief was watching as she tended to her… …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 tend- —     tend     See also: see under tem 1 …

    Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary