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attend

Definitions

  • Attending to Royalty
    Attending to Royalty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v attend give heed (to) "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly","She hung on his every word","They attended to everything he said"
    • v attend work for or be a servant to "May I serve you?","She attends the old lady in the wheelchair","Can you wait on our table, please?","Is a salesperson assisting you?","The minister served the King for many years"
    • v attend take charge of or deal with "Could you see about lunch?","I must attend to this matter","She took care of this business"
    • v attend be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc. "She attends class regularly","I rarely attend services at my church","did you go to the meeting?"
    • v attend to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The dog is served water by one of his many attendants The dog is served water by one of his many attendants
Imani attends to the crippled fakir Imani attends to the crippled fakir
St. Louis prays in his bed, surrounded by clerics and attendants St. Louis prays in his bed, surrounded by clerics and attendants
THE MAN WHO ATTENDS TO THE DIVER'S SIGNALS THE MAN WHO ATTENDS TO THE DIVER'S SIGNALS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189
    • Attend To accompany or be present or near at hand, in pursuance of duty; to be ready for service; to wait or be in waiting; -- often followed by on or upon. "He was required to attend upon the committee."
    • Attend To apply the mind, or pay attention, with a view to perceive, understand, or comply; to pay regard; to heed; to listen; -- usually followed by to. "Attend to the voice of my supplications.""Man can not at the same time attend to two objects."
    • Attend To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting.
    • Attend To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects. "What cares must then attend the toiling swain."
    • Attend To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.
    • Attend To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard. "The diligent pilot in a dangerous tempest doth not attend the unskillful words of the passenger."
    • Attend To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve. "The fifth had charge sick persons to attend .""Attends the emperor in his royal court.""With a sore heart and a gloomy brow, he prepared to attend William thither."
    • Attend To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for. "The state that attends all men after this.""Three days I promised to attend my doom."
    • Attend To wait; to stay; to delay. "For this perfection she must yet attend,
      Till to her Maker she espoused be."
    • Attend with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Car wash attendants in San Francisco, California may not use old pairs of underware to wash or dry vehicles.
    • attend To fix the mind upon; listen to; have regard or pay heed to; consider.
    • attend To accompany or be present with, as a companion, minister, or servant, or for the fulfilment of any duty; wait upon.
    • attend To be present at or in for purposes of duty, business, curiosity, pleasure, etc.: as, to attend a meeting.
    • attend To accompany or follow in immediate sequence, especially with a causal connection: said of things: as, a cold attended with fever; a measure attended with bad results.
    • attend To wait or stay for; expect, as a person or an event.
    • attend To be in store for; await.
    • attend To give attention; pay regard or heed: followed by to: as, my son, attend to my words.
    • attend To be present, in pursuance of duty, business, or pleasure; especially, act as an attendant: absolutely, or with on or upon, or at: as, who attends here ? to attend upon a committee; to attend at such a church. Hence To fix the mind in worship: with on or upon.
    • attend To be consequent; wait: with on or upon.
    • attend To stay; wait; delay.
    • n attend Attendance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
    • v.t Attend at-tend′ to wait on or accompany: to be present at: to wait for: to give attention (with to)
    • v.i Attend to yield attention: to act as an attendant: to wait, be consequent (with to, on, upon)
    • n Attend one who attends or accompanies: a servant: what accompanies or follows:
    • n Attend (Spens.) attention
    • n Attend (law) one who owes a duty or service to another
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “What the mind attends to, the mind considers. What the mind constantly considers, the mind believes. What the mind believes, the mind eventually does.”
  • Leo Durocher
    Leo Durocher
    “Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.”
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    “He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.”
  • Dwight L. Moody
    Dwight%20L.%20Moody
    “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.”
  • John Wolcot
    John Wolcot
    “What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. atenden, OF. atendre, F. attendre, to expect, to wait, fr. L. attendre, to stretch, (sc. animum,), to apply the mind to; ad, + tendere, to stretch. See Tend

Usage

In literature:

Upon his return, in October, he attended lectures on science by Dr. Faraday while continuing his regular studies.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
His daughter Gertrude attended my Sunday-school class.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Attends the Missouri State Convention.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
A man who attended the surgeon and his assistants, to summon the sick, and attend on them.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
At an early age, we find young Moses Montefiore attending school in the neighbourhood of Kennington.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
The attendants were twenty-four black slaves garbed oriental fashion with silver collars and bracelets.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
They were forced to attend mass, but remained suspected.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
James found him a convenient attendant, and made him, at last, his principal favorite.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
The average daily attendance of those enrolled in the public schools is only 113 days in the year, less than 5-3/4 months.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
All his female attendants were withdrawn, and he was placed exclusively under the charge of men.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Thirty-eight applicants attended; and twenty-six are now under training.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
Later on I remember attending his funeral.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
There is a rattling or weezing of the breath, but it is not at first attended with inflammation.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Five of the citizens of the district attended me in my visit to the school.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Although each Tuskegee girl is expected to become proficient in one trade at least, all are required to attend the cooking classes.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Many people motored out from Toronto to attend the service.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
A large company attended her, with many of the Scottish lords and ladies among them.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
I attended it in company with my sister Fanny and my brother James who was my junior.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
She bribed her attendants, escaped, and by good fortune reached my Residency.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The attendant should wear washable dresses with sleeves that can be rolled up, washable aprons, and shoes with rubber heels.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
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In poetry:

I have more than my one death
to attend to
there is a sickness about
and the magician has vanished
"Train" by Ken Smith
There, in calm and cooling sleep,
We our eyes shall never steep,
But eternal watch shall keep,
Attending
"The White Island:or Place Of The Blest" by Robert Herrick
Mark the virtuous man, and see
Peace and joy his steps attend;
All his path is purity—
Happy is his end.
"The End of the good Man is Peace" by John Bowring
Let every mortal ear attend,
And every heart rejoice;
The trumpet of the gospel sounds
With an inviting voice.
"Hymn 7" by Isaac Watts
Methinks I see the Judges set,
The Counsel all attend,
And Jemmy trembling at the bar,
Bereft of every friend.
"A Ballad" by Jane Bowdler
Let every mortal e're attend,
And every heart rejoice.
The trumpet of the gospel sound,
With an inviting voice.
"Hymn 2" by Noah Calwell W Cannon

In news:

Real estate kingpin attended U.
Firefighters attend to a victim of a 2-vehicle collision involving a van and a sedan Friday afternoon at the corner of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue in Claremont.
Atkins, a sports memorabilia collector, attends a few auctions a year.
Over 80 kids attended last weeks clinic.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong attends a press conference in Los Angeles on February 28, 2011.
When I moved to Paris to attend Le Cordon Bleu, our flight left America on Bastille Day .
She attended Unity Free Will Baptist Church in Wilson.
It's generally acknowledged the Philly steak sandwich was born on a grill at Ninth and Wharton Streets attended by brothers Pasquale "Pat" and Harry Olivieri.
Raised in Oak Lawn on Lake Washington, Ted attended St Edwards School and Seattle Prep.
An off-duty Abbotsford Police officer was suspended for two days without wages for attending a "common bawdy house" and paying for sex, according to the police watchdog's annual report.
9/11 families attend Beacon Hill events.
Attending were Jane Voight Cates (front, from left), Carol Vaught Cates, Nancy Hays Hills and Barbara Fowler Beadle .
His agent had advised against it because NFL players typically don't attend their own contract negotiations.
Last Friday night, I attended and loved this concert at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
More than 25 Bed and Breakfast s attended and participated in workshops related to marketing, social media, tax preparation and other topics.
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In science:

We compute the attendant two distinct superspace two-point functions as well as their difference (the subtracted two-point function).
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
The attendant noncommutative field theory in the zero slope limit lives on this metric together with the parameter representing noncommutativity of spacetime.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
These results correspond exactly to what one attends from the simple geometrical picture of roots of Eq. (16).
Singular statistics
Attending to something is the act of directing one’s mental power to some task.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The essential achievement of the wil l, in short, when it is most ‘voluntary,’ is to attend to a difficult object and hold it fast before the mind.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Srivatsav attended all the lectures and gave me valuable criticisms and suggestions. I take this opportunity to say thanks to them and the students of the course.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
On of the attendant technical problem is that these effects are usually ”screened” by the perturbative corrections.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Acknowledgements Friendly thoughts go to those participants – including a subset of speakers of Concluding Remarks – who attended this talk.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: their Sources
Proposition Every KK -attendable, unital separable nuclear simple C ∗ -algebra A with T R(A) ≤ 1 which satisfies the AUCT is pre-classifiable.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
Proof: Let A be a KK -attendable separable nuclear simple C ∗ -algebra with T R(A) ≤ 1 satisfying the AUCT and B be a unital nuclear separable simple C ∗ -algebra with T R(B ) ≤ 1.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
Since A is simple, by 9.7 and 9.1, it suffices to show that, A = C (X ) is KK -attendable for every path connected finite CW complex X.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
Thus by choosing a subsequence {k(n)} and defining Ψn = Φ′ k(n) ◦ Ln : A → B we see that Ψn satisfies (i) and (ii). (In fact one can show that A is KK -attendable.) We then apply the proof of 9.7, to obtain a (new) sequence {Φn} which also satisfies (iii).
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
Acknowledgements: The author wishes to thank the organizers of the CRM 2005 Meeting on Random Matrices, Random Processes and Integrable Systems for the opportunity to attend and to speak there.
CMV matrices in random matrix theory and integrable systems: a survey
Then, while remaining delocalized, the polymer will spend more time in the A-blocks and less time in the B -blocks, trying to lower its energy with some attendant loss of entropy.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
We can certainly expect variations in the entropies of those parcels, which, in turn will have attendant variations in the 44Ti yield (e.g, Pruet et al. 2005).
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?
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