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Adjective: attending  u'ten-ding
  1. Giving practical help to
    "the attending physician";
    - ministrant
Noun: attending  u'ten-ding
  1. The process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    - attention
  2. The act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    - attendance
  3. [US] A physician at a hospital, esp. one that supervises a patient's care
Verb: attend  u'tend
  1. (church service) be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    "She attends class regularly"; "I rarely attend services at my church";
    - go to
  2. Take charge of or deal with
    "I must attend to this matter";
    - take care, look, see
  3. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result
    "Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"
  4. Work for, or be a servant to
    "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "May I attend to you?";
    - serve, attend to, wait on, assist
  5. Give heed (to)
    "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "They attended to everything he said";
    - hang, advert [rare], pay heed, give ear

Derived forms: attendings

See also: helpful

Type of: accompany, aid, assist, attach to, basic cognitive process, be, care, come with, give care, go with, group action, help, listen

Antonym: miss

Encyclopedia: Attending