Definition of Tend

1. Verb. Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined. "He inclined to corpulence"

Exact synonyms: Be Given, Incline, Lean, Run
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Take Kindly To, Suffer, Gravitate
Derivative terms: Inclination, Inclination, Inclination, Tendency, Tendency

2. Verb. Have care of or look after. "She tends to the children"
Specialized synonyms: Garden, Shepherd
Generic synonyms: Attend, Look, See, Take Care
Derivative terms: Tender, Tending

3. Verb. Manage or run. "Tend a store"
Generic synonyms: Mind, Take Care
Specialized synonyms: Stoke

Definition of Tend

1. v. t. To make a tender of; to offer or tender.

2. v. t. 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. v. i. To wait, as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend; -- with on or upon.

4. v. i. To move in a certain direction; -- usually with to or towards.

Definition of Tend

1. Verb. (transitive now chiefly dialectal) To kindle; ignite; set on fire; light; inflame; burn. ¹

2. Verb. To make a tender of; to offer or tender. ¹

3. Verb. (context: followed by a to infinitive) To be likely, or probable to do something, or to have a certain characteristic. (defdate from the mid-14th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (context: with to) To look after (e.g. an ill person.) (defdate from the early 14th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tend

1. to be disposed or inclined [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tend

tenantableness
tenanted
tenanting
tenantless
tenantlike
tenantries
tenantry
tenants
tenants-in-chief
tenascin
tenatoprazole
tenatumomab
tenaunt
tench
tenches
tend (current term)
tendance
tendances
tendancies
tendancy
tended
tended to(p)
tendence
tendences
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tendency tone
tendency tones
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