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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
attend (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to pay to - attention
2.
to look after take charge of - campsites…attended by park rangers Jackson Rivers
3.
a) to go or stay with as a companion, nurse, or servant
b) to visit professionally especially as a physician
4.
archaic
a) to wait for
b) to be in store for
5.
to be present with - accompany
6.
intransitive verb
to be present at go to - attend law school
1.
to apply oneself - attend to your work
2.
to apply the mind or pay attention - heed
3.
a) to be ready for service - ministers who attend upon the king
b) to be present
4.
obsolete - wait stay
5.
to direct one's attention - see I'll attend to that
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
attend (verb)
1.
to go along with in order to provide assistance, protection, or companionship
SYNONIMS:
attend, chaperone ( chaperon), companion, company, convoy, escort, see, squire
RELATED WORDS:
walk; associate, consort, pal (around), team (up); defend, guard, protect; bring, conduct, guide, lead, pilot, steer, usher; follow, shadow, tag, tag along, tail; hang (around), hover (over)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abandon, desert, ditch, dump, forsake
attend (verb)
2.
to pay attention especially through the act of hearing
SYNONIMS:
attend, hark, harken, hear, hearken, heed, mind
NEAR ANTONYMS:
discount, disregard
ignore, tune out
attend (verb)
3.
to take charge of especially on behalf of another
SYNONIMS:
attend, care (for), mind, oversee, superintend, supervise, watch
RELATED WORDS:
administrate, conduct, control, direct, govern, guide, manage, operate, preside (over), regulate, run, steward; guard, patrol, protect, safeguard, shield; baby, babysit, chaperone ( chaperon), mother, shepherd
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abandon, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, pass over
attend (verb)
4.
to occur or exist at the same time
SYNONIMS:
accompany, attend, coexist, concur, co-occur, synchronize
RELATED WORDS:
chance, hap, happen, transpire
NEAR ANTONYMS:
antedate, precede, predate; follow, succeed
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