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.
To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.
To await; to expect.
To move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards.
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.