1 have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence" [syn: be given, lean, incline, run]
2 have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"
3 manage or run; "tend a store"
Etymology(3) From tendre.
- Rhymes: -ɛnd
To look after
Tend may refer to:
administer to, aim, animadvert, attend, attend on, attend to, baby-sit, bear, bed, bed down, bend to, bias, break, bridle, brush, care for, cater to, chaperon, cherish, chore, conduce, conserve, contribute, cultivate, curry, currycomb, dance attendance upon, defend, descend, dispose, do for, do service to, drench, dress, drop, drudge, favor, feed, fodder, foster, gentle, go, gravitate, groom, guard, handle, harness, have a tendency, head, heed, help, hitch, hold a heading, incline, keep watch over, labor, lackey, lead, lean, litter, look, look after, look out for, look to, maid, manage, mark, matronize, milk, mind, minister, minister to, mother, note, notice, nurse, nurture, observe, pander to, plunge, point, point to, precipitate, preserve, protect, protege, provide for, redound to, regard, remark, ride herd on, rub down, saddle, safeguard, see, see after, see to, serve, set, set toward, settle, shepherd, shield, show a tendency, sink, steer, subside, supervise, support, take care of, take charge of, take note, take notice, tame, tend to go, train, trend, turn, upon, valet, verge, view, wait, wait on, warp, watch, watch out for, watch over, water, work, work for, work toward, yoke