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Definition of Tend

Tend

  1. To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
  2. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds tend their flocks.
  3. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
  4. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.
  5. To await; to expect.
  6. To move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards.
  7. To be directed, as to any end, object, or purpose; to aim; to have or give a leaning; to exert activity or influence; to serve as a means; to contribute; as, our petitions, if granted, might tend to our destruction.
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Tend Translations

tend in German is abzielen
tend in Italian is piegare, coltivare
tend in Spanish is propender, acostumbrar
tend in Swedish is valla, tendera