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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.

Tend Quotations

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess.
Maya Angelou

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
Ronald Reagan
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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

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