|Origin:||atendre, from Latin attendere, from ad- 'to' + tendere 'to stretch'|
at‧tend S2 W2 formal
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to go to an event such as a meeting or a class:
Only 12 people attended the meeting.
Please let us know if you are unable to attend.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to go regularly to a school, church etc:
I am the first child in my family to attend college.
3 [transitive] formal
to happen or exist at the same time as something:
the peculiar atmosphere which attends such an event
4 [transitive usually passive]
to look after someone, especially because they are ill:
On his deathbed the General was attended by several doctors.
attend to somebody/somethingphrasal verb
to deal with business or personal matters:
I may be late - I have got one or two things to attend to.
to help a customer in a shop or a restaurant [= serve]