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Definition of attend verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they attend
    he / she / it attends
    past simple attended
    -ing form attending
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to be present at an event We'd like as many people as possible to attend. attend something The meeting was attended by 90% of shareholders. to attend a wedding/funeral
  2. 2[transitive] attend something to go regularly to a place Our children attend the same school. How many people attend church every Sunday?
  3. 3[intransitive] attend (to somebody/something) (formal) to pay attention to what someone is saying or to what you are doing She hadn't been attending during the lesson.
  4. 4[transitive] attend something (formal) to happen at the same time as something She dislikes the loss of privacy that attends TV celebrity.
  5. 5[transitive] attend somebody (formal) to be with someone and help them The president was attended by several members of his staff.
  6. Phrasal Verbsattend to somebody/something
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