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English definition of “tend”

tend

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