attend Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “attend” in the English Dictionary

"attend" in British English

See all translations


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.
See also
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.
More examples

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 ​yourjob: 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
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of attend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attend" in American English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of attend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of attend?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More