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English definition of “tend”

tend

verb uk   /tend/ us  

tend verb (BE LIKELY)

B2 [I] to be likely to behave in a particular way or have a particular characteristic: [+ to infinitive] We tend to get cold winters and warm, dry summers in this part of the country.

tend verb (CARE)

[T] formal to care for something or someone: He carefully tended his sunflower plants. The nurse gently tended the patient's cuts and bruises.
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(Definition of tend from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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