Definition of tend :
1. 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.
2. To await; to expect.
3. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
4. 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.
5. To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
6. To move in a certain direction; - usually with to or towards.
7. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; - with on or upon.
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aid (part of speech: verb)
tend (part of speech: verb)
- It may easily be imagined the good sense of the mother did not tend to soothe the irritated feelings of the daughter. - "Marriage", Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
- You know you were asked to tend to those a week ago, Jimmie. - "Brother and Sister", Josephine Lawrence.
- A woman to do the cooking, and two girls to tend the table, will answer your purpose. - "Haste and Waste", Oliver Optic.