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 for Attend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give
        heed to; to regard. [Obs.]
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              The diligent pilot in a dangerous tempest doth not
              attend the unskillful words of the passenger. --Sir
                                                    P. Sidney.
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     2. To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch
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     3. 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
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              The fifth had charge sick persons to attend.
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              Attends the emperor in his royal court. --Shak.
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              With a sore heart and a gloomy brow, he prepared to
              attend William thither.               --Macaulay.
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     4. To be present with; to accompany; to be united or
        consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
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              What cares must then attend the toiling swain.
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     5. To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert,
        a business meeting.
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     6. To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store
        for. [Obs.]
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              The state that attends all men after this. --Locke.
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              Three days I promised to attend my doom. --Dryden.
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     Syn: To Attend, Mind, Regard, Heed, Notice.
     Usage: Attend is generic, the rest are specific terms. To
            mind is to attend so that it may not be forgotten; to
            regard is to look on a thing as of importance; to heed
            is to attend to a thing from a principle of caution;
            to notice is to think on that which strikes the
            senses. --Crabb. See Accompany.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Attend to the voice of my supplications. --Ps.
                                                    lxxxvi. 6.
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              Man can not at the same time attend to two objects.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. 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.
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              He was required to attend upon the committee.
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     3. (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend
        to a matter of business.
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     4. To wait; to stay; to delay. [Obs.]
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              For this perfection she must yet attend,
              Till to her Maker she espoused be.    --Sir J.
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     Syn: To Attend, Listen, Hearken.
     Usage: We attend with a view to hear and learn; we listen
            with fixed attention, in order to hear correctly, or
            to consider what has been said; we hearken when we
            listen with a willing mind, and in reference to
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: 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?" [syn:
           attend, go to] [ant: miss]
      2: take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I
         must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"
         [syn: attend, take care, look, see]
      3: to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result;
         "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing
      4: 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, attend to,
         wait on, attend, assist]
      5: give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the
         recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They
         attended to everything he said" [syn: attend, hang,
         advert, pay heed, give ear]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  173 Moby Thesaurus words for "attend":
     accompany, administer to, aid, animadvert, appear, assist,
     assister, associate, associate with, assort with, attend on,
     attend to, audit, auscultate, band together, be all ears, be at,
     be present at, bear, become of, bend an ear, bug, care for, carry,
     catch, cater to, chaperon, chaperone, chore, cock the ears,
     combine, come about, come after, come of, come out, come to,
     companion, company, conduct, confederate, consociate, consort with,
     convoy, couple with, dance attendance upon, deal with, develop,
     direct, displace, do, do for, do service to, drudge, eavesdrop,
     emanate, end, ensue, escort, esquire, eventuate, examine by ear,
     eye, fall out, fare, flock together, follow, follow after,
     follow up, fraternize, frequent, gape, give attention,
     give audience to, give ear, give heed to, give rise to, go after,
     go along with, go to, go with, govern, guard, guide, handle,
     hang around with, hark, haunt, hear, hear out, hearken, heed, help,
     herd together, intercept, issue, join, keep company with, lackey,
     lead, lend an ear, listen, listen at, listen in, listen to, look,
     look after, look at, look on, look out for, maid, manage, mark,
     marshal, mind, mingle, minister to, mix, note, notice, observe,
     ogle, oversee, overtake, pan out, pander to, pay attention to,
     prove, prove to be, regard, regulate, remark, replace, result, run,
     run with, see, serve, shepherd, show up, sit in, sit in on, squire,
     succeed, supervene, supervise, take care of, take in, take note,
     take notice, take out, tap, tend, tend to, terminate, track, trail,
     turn out, turn to, turn up, unfold, upon, usher, valet, view,
     visit, wait, wait on, watch, watch over, wiretap, witness,
     work for, work out

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