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tend

verb  /tend/ us  

tend verb (BE LIKELY)

[I] to be likely to happen or to have a particular characteristic or effect: We tend to eat at home. Children tend to be like their parents.

tend verb (CARE)

[T] to care for something or someone: He carefully tends his garden all summer.
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