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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being present at meeting or event [syn: in attendance(p)]
      2: serving attendance on someone; "a ministering angel"; "the
         angels ministrant sang"; "the attending physician" [syn: ministering,
      n 1: the process whereby a person concentrates on some features
           of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
           [syn: attention] [ant: inattention]
      2: the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.) [syn:
         attendance] [ant: nonattendance]