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attend

verb uk   /əˈtend/ us  

attend verb (BE PRESENT)

B1 [I or T] to go to an event, place, etc.: Over two hundred people attended the funeral. The meeting is on the fifth and we're hoping everyone will attend.
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B1 [T] to go officially and usually regularly to a place: Which school do your children attend? I attended the classes/seminars/lectures for a month or two.
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attend verb (NOTICE)

[I] formal to give attention to what someone is saying: I'm afraid I wasn't attending to what was being said.

attend verb (PROVIDE HELP)

[T] to provide a service to someone, especially as part of your job: The queen was attended by her ladies-in-waiting.

attend verb (RESULT FROM)

[T] formal to happen as a result of, and at the same time as: the publicity that attends a career in television
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