English version

tend

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtendtend /tend/ ●●● S1 W1 verb  1 tend to do something2 (also tend to somebody/something) [transitive] old-fashionedLOOK AFTER something to look after someone or something Sofia was in the bedroom tending to her son.3 tend towards something4 tend bar5 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] formalDEVELOP to move or develop in a particular directiontend upwards/downwards Interest rates are tending upwards.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tendJose was outside tending the garden when the fire broke out.Jose Aburto Cortez, 57, was outside tending the garden when the fire broke out.The process of distillation tends to alter the aroma to a degree.Departments with an eye to the ratings tend to appoint established researchers with proven records, rather than younger, unpublished candidates.Smaller, start-up companies last year tended to be in the business of technology.It tends to be the brighter kids who get all the teacher's attention.In other words, your transcription tends to become more phonemic without being systematically so.Young children tend to get sick more often than adults.What tends to happen is that the poorest families end up in the worst housing.First, he tends to have relatively better visual-spatial abilities.Mom was usually busy tending to my younger sisters.Such people tend to perform marginal tasks and to enter and leave the workforce at random intervals.
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Verb table
tend
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytend
he, she, ittends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytended
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tended
he, she, ithas tended
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tended
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tend
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tended
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tending
he, she, itis tending
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you, we, theyare tending
Past
I, he, she, itwas tending
you, we, theywere tending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tending
he, she, ithas been tending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tending
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