Attended



to be present at:
to attend a lecture; to attend church.
to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany:
Fever may attend a cold. Success attended her hard work.
to take care of; minister to; devote one’s services to:
The nurse attended the patient daily.
to wait upon; accompany as a companion or servant:
The retainers attended their lord.
to take charge of; watch over; look after; tend; guard:
to attend one’s health.
to listen to; give heed to.
Archaic. to wait for; expect.
to take care or charge:
to attend to a sick person.
to apply oneself:
to attend to one’s work.
to pay ; listen or watch ; direct one’s thought; pay heed:
to attend to a speaker.
to be present:
She is a member but does not attend regularly.
to be present and ready to give service; wait (usually followed by on or upon):
to attend upon the Queen.
to follow; be consequent (usually followed by on or upon).
Obsolete. to wait.
Contemporary Examples

Each book had a release party in London, attended by assorted members of Blow’s inner circle and extended family.
The War Over Isabella Blow Rebecca Dana November 17, 2010

Throughout the showing I attended, I was less interested in what was going on on-screen—I was more fixated on the audience.
A Debate About Paul Thomas Anderson’s Movie ‘The Master’ Ramin Setoodeh, Marlow Stern September 13, 2012

Laylah and her older sister, Destiny, attended the school affiliated with Our Lady of Good Hope Roman Catholic Church.
11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa’s Lap Michael Daly November 11, 2014

He grew up in a middle-class Indian family and attended the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology before he joined Infosys.
The Book on India Prashant Agrawal March 18, 2009

I was on every list, attended premieres, the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Emmys.
From High Life to a Helping Hand Elisa Hallerman September 11, 2011

Historical Examples

Dinner over, he and Emmie attended to the dishes, he washing and she wiping.
Cy Whittaker’s Place Joseph C. Lincoln

Eucoline, the daughter of Agatho, attended me, carrying a lighted torch.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

I was a pupil at the University and attended his class in physics.
The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds Francis Flagg

Cleonica, attended by Geta and Milza, travelled under the same protection.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

She had not attended the gatherings of the Circle at his house for a considerable time.
The White Terror and The Red Abraham Cahan

verb
to be present at (an event, meeting, etc)
when intr, foll by to. to give care; minister
when intr, foll by to. to pay attention; listen
(transitive; often passive) to accompany or follow: a high temperature attended by a severe cough
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to follow as a consequence (of)
(intransitive) foll by to. to devote one’s time; apply oneself: to attend to the garden
(transitive) to escort or accompany
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to wait (on); serve; provide for the needs (of): to attend on a guest
(transitive) (archaic) to wait for; expect
(intransitive) (obsolete) to delay
v.

c.1300, “to direct one’s mind or energies,” from Old French atendre (12c., Modern French attendre) “to expect, wait for, pay attention,” and directly from Latin attendere “give heed to,” literally “to stretch toward,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + tendere “stretch” (see tenet). The notion is of “stretching” one’s mind toward something. Sense of “take care of, wait upon” is from early 14c. Meaning “to pay attention” is early 15c.; that of “to be in attendance” is mid-15c. Related: Attended; attending.

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