- 1be present at (an event, meeting, or function)
- 2go regularly to (a school, church, or clinic)
Using attend: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "attend" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I will attend the conference next week.
She attends a yoga class every Saturday.
He attended medical school in the United States.
We need to attend to the urgent matters first.
attend Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with attend
I need to attend to some urgent business before I can leave.
The butler attended on the guests throughout the evening.
The queen was attended upon by her ladies-in-waiting.
Origins of attend
from Old French 'atendre', meaning 'to wait for'
Summary: attend in Brief
To 'attend' [əˈtɛnd] means to be present at an event, meeting, or function, or to go regularly to a school, church, or clinic. It is often used in phrases like 'attend to' to mean dealing with or taking care of a matter or task. 'Attend' has formal synonyms like 'participate in' and 'be present at,' and informal synonyms like 'show up at' and 'join.'