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UK [əˈtend] / US verb
Word forms "attend":
present tense I/you/we/they attend he/she/it attends present participle attending past tense attended past participle attended
Get it right: attend:
When attend means "to be present at an event or activity", it is not used with the prepositions to or at. It is simply followed by a direct object:
Wrong: You go to university, attend to classes, but learn nothing about the real world.
Right: You go to university, attend classes, but learn nothing about the real world.
Wrong: They are able to attend at important meetings.
Right: They are able to attend important meetings.   In the same way, when attend means "to go regularly to school, church etc", use a direct object (not attend to or attend at):
Wrong: In some parts of our country, people still don't let girls attend to school.
Right: In some parts of our country, people still don't let girls attend school.
Wrong: …a peak in the number of students attending at universities in Sweden.
Right: …a peak in the number of students attending universities in Sweden.   Don't confuse these meanings with the phrasal verb attend to something, which means "to deal with something": My assistant will attend to all your travel arrangements.
a) [intransitive/transitive] to be present at an event or activity

I've voiced my opinion at every meeting I've attended.

Everyone in the office was expected to attend.

b) to go regularly to a place, for example to a school as a student or to a church as a member

Born in India, he attended high school and medical school in Madras.

2) [transitive] to look after someone, especially someone who is ill or someone in an important position

She is attended by a 24-hour nursing staff.

3) [transitive] very formal to exist with something else, or to happen as a result of it

Secondary symptoms usually attend the disease.

The occasion was attended by a mood of sadness.

Phrasal verbs:

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  • Attend — At*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attending}.] [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}.] 1. To direct …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attend — At*tend , v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Attend to the voice of my supplications. Ps. lxxxvi. 6. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attend — [v1] be present at appear, be a guest, be at, be present, be there, bob up*, catch, check in, clock in*, come to light*, drop in, frequent, go to, haunt, make an appearance, make it*, make the scene*, pop up*, punch in*, punch the clock*, ring… …   New thesaurus

  • attend — at‧tend [əˈtend] verb [intransitive, transitive] to go to an event such as a meeting: • The two men both attended a 90 minute board meeting yesterday. • a conference attended by 200 people * * * attend UK US /əˈtend/ verb [I or T] ► MEETINGS to… …   Financial and business terms

  • attend to — (someone) to give care to someone who is ill. Malone flew home to attend to his wife, who was in the hospital …   New idioms dictionary

  • attend — ► VERB 1) be present at. 2) go regularly to (a school, church, etc). 3) (attend to) deal with or pay attention to. 4) occur at the same time as or as a result of. 5) escort and wait on (an important person). DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • attend — [ə tend′] vt. [ME attenden < OFr atendre, to wait, expect < L attendere, to stretch toward, give heed to < ad , to + tendere, stretch: see THIN] 1. Now Rare to take care or charge of; look after 2. a) to wait on; minister to; serve b) to …   English World dictionary

  • attend — I (accompany) verb be associated with, be connected with, go along with II (be present at) verb frequent, go to, visit III (heed) verb be attentive to, give heed to, listen, mark, mind, note, notice, take notice of IV ( …   Law dictionary

  • attend to — index assume (undertake), care (regard), concern (care), hear (give attention to), heed …   Law dictionary

  • attend — (v.) c.1300, to direct one s mind or energies, from O.Fr. atendre (12c., Mod.Fr. attendre) to expect, wait for, pay attention, and directly from L. attendere give heed to, lit. to stretch toward, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + tendere stretch… …   Etymology dictionary

  • attend to — (something) to deal with something. Firefighters attended to a smoking car outside the building …   New idioms dictionary

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