attending Definition

  • 1present participle of 'attend'
  • 2being present at an event, meeting, or function

Using attending: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "attending" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I will be attending the conference next week.

  • Example

    She is attending a wedding this weekend.

  • Example

    He has been attending the same school for five years.

attending Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for attending

Antonyms for attending

Phrases with attending

  • a doctor who is responsible for the medical care of patients in a hospital


    The attending physician will be in to see you shortly.

  • going to school regularly


    All children are required to be attending school by the age of six.

  • participating in a Catholic church service


    They attend mass every Sunday morning.

Origins of attending

from Old French 'atendre', meaning 'to wait for'


Summary: attending in Brief

'Attending' [əˈtɛndɪŋ] is the present participle of 'attend' and refers to being present at an event, meeting, or function. It can be used in phrases like 'attending physician,' which denotes a doctor responsible for the medical care of patients in a hospital, and 'attending school,' which means going to school regularly.