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English definition of “tend”

tend

verb
 
 
/tend/
tend to do sth B2 to often do a particular thing or be likely to do a particular thing: I tend to wear dark colours. July and August tend to be our busiest months.Possible and probable
[T] (also tend to) formal to look after someone or something: He spends most afternoons tending his vegetable garden.Treating and caring for peopleProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
(Definition of tend from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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