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tend

verb uk   us   /tend/

tend verb (BE LIKELY)

B2 [I] to be likely to behave in a particular way or have a particular characteristic: [+ to infinitive] We tend to get cold winters and warm, dry summers in this part of the country.
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tend verb (CARE)

[T] formal to care for something or someone: He carefully tended his sunflower plants. The nurse gently tended the patient's cuts and bruises.
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Translations of “tend”
in Spanish guardar…
in Vietnamese trông nom, chăm sóc…
in Thai เลี้ยง…
in Malaysian menjaga…
in French garder…
in German sich kümmern um, hüten…
in Indonesian mengurus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很有可能, 倾向, 易于…
in Russian ухаживать, заботиться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 很有可能, 傾向, 易於…
in Turkish ilgilenmek, çok iyi bakmak, bakım göstermek…
in Polish opiekować się, zajmować się…
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