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"attend" in British English

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attendverb

uk   /əˈtend/ 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 your children 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.
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"attend" in Business English

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attendverb [I or T]

uk   /əˈtend/ us  
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 world leaders 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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