Definition Of tend


care for or look after; give one's attention to.

Viola tended plants on the roof

regularly or frequently behave in a particular way or have a certain characteristic.

written language tends to be formal

Example Of tend

  • All these questions tend in a particular direction.

  • Casual work was easy enough to find, even if I did have to tend bars or wait tables.

  • He had no land to cultivate nor crops to tend .

  • History did not tend simply upward or simply downward but in both directions at once.

  • I tend to the view that ...

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