Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tend

3 senses of tend

Sense 1
tend, be given, lean, incline, run -- (have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
tend -- (have care of or look after; "She tends to the children")
       => attend, take care, look, see -- (take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business")

Sense 3
tend -- (manage or run; "tend a store")
       => take care, mind -- (be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements")

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