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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 at·tend /əˈtɛnd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 at·tend /əˈtɛnd/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·tend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attended; p. pr. & vb. n. Attending.]
 1. To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard. [Obs.]
    The diligent pilot in a dangerous tempest doth not attend the unskillful words of the passenger.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 2. To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.
 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 serve.
    The fifth had charge sick persons to attend.   --Spenser.
    Attends the emperor in his royal court.   --Shak.
    With a sore heart and a gloomy brow, he prepared to attend William thither.   --Macaulay.
 4. To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
    What cares must then attend the toiling swain.   --Dryden.
 5. To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting.
 6. To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for. [Obs.]
    The state that attends all men after this.   --Locke.
    Three days I promised to attend my doom.   --Dryden.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    Attend to the voice of my supplications.   --Ps. lxxxvi. 6.
    Man can not at the same time attend to two objects.   --Jer. Taylor.
 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.
    He was required to attend upon the committee.   --Clarendon.
 3. (with to) To take charge of; to look after; as, to attend to a matter of business.
 4. To wait; to stay; to delay. [Obs.]
 For this perfection she must yet attend,
 Till to her Maker she espoused be.   --Sir J. Davies.
 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 obeying.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: 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: 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, 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: hang, advert, pay
         heed, give ear]