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Meaning of “attend” in the English Dictionary

"attend" in British English

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attendverb

uk   us   /əˈtend/
  • 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 ​yourchildren attend? I attended the ​classes/​seminars/​lectures for a ​month or two.

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(Definition of attend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attend" in American English

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attendverb [I/T]

 us   /əˈtend/
to be at an ​event or go to a ​place: [T] She attends ​classes on ​Tuesdays. [I] You don’t have to attend if you don’t ​want to.
(Definition of attend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attend" in Business English

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attendverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈtend/
MEETINGS to go to a ​place or an ​event: According to recent ​research, the ​busy British ​professional attends nearly 60 ​meetings a month. a ​summit attended by prominent ​worldleaders It was an important ​meeting and the whole ​department was expected to attend.
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(Definition of attend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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