attend to

attend to
1. get down to; pay attention to; take seriously (Freq. 1)

Attend to your duties, please

Syn: ↑take to heart
Ant: ↑neglect
Hypernyms: ↑mind, ↑bear in mind
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody

2. 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

Syn: ↑serve, ↑wait on, ↑attend, ↑assist
Derivationally related forms: ↑assist (for: ↑assist), ↑attendant (for: ↑attend), ↑attender (for: ↑attend), ↑servant (for: ↑serve), ↑servitor (for: ↑serve)
Hypernyms: ↑help, ↑assist, ↑aid
Hyponyms: ↑valet, ↑fag
Verb Group: ↑serve
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody


Somebody ——s somebody with something


Sam cannot attend to Sue

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attend to [phrasal verb]
attend to (someone or something)
1 : to deal with (something)

Please excuse me. I must attend to some business. = Please excuse me. I've got some business I must attend to.

2 : to give needed help or attention to (someone or something)

Volunteers attend to the park for the summer.

The hotel staff attended to my every need.

Please make sure that the guests are attended to.

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Main Entry:attend

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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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