tend - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tend”

See all translations

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
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…
(Definition of tend from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tend” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More