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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

Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it's a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.
Chad Harbach

Every comedian is furious. Age makes me angry. I'm unhappy at not being able to open packages anymore. I'm angry that libraries have gone. I hate children on planes. I'm very shallow, so they tend to be little things. To be honest, I think I was probably angry the day I was born, you know, about diapers or something.
Joan Rivers

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale

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