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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tend

    nurture, guard, watch, manage, serve, keep, aid, incline, verge, lean, aim, contribute, conduce, attend

    betray, desert, abandon

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tend, be given, lean, incline, runverb

    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"

    course, operate, list, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, move, turn tail, range, run, tilt, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, prevail, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, pitch, escape, dispose, black market, persist, incline, ladder, draw, hightail it, be given, slope, campaign, angle, run away, ply, guide, melt, tip, slant, run for

  2. tendverb

    have care of or look after

    "She tends to the children"

    run, incline, be given, lean

  3. tendverb

    manage or run

    "tend a store"

    run, incline, be given, lean

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tendverb

    watch, guard, keep, protect, attend, accompany, nurse, take care of, wait on

  2. tendverb

    attend, wait, serve, be attendant

  3. tendverb

    incline, lean, verge, trend, make, be directed

  4. tendverb

    conduce, contribute, lead

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tendverb

    conduce, contribute, attend, accompany, guard, incline, lean

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  1. The American stand-up comedienne:

    Comedians in general tend to come from a dark place. The reason why most comedians become funny is survival skill, to be able to survive childhood, to be able to get through difficult times.

  2. Jeff Weyers:

    I don't think she knew that she was broadcasting, what we're starting to see is -- with some particular types of cellphones -- they tend to broadcast, or be set up to default broadcast, more than others.

  3. John Denham:

    English voters, especially, leave voters, tend to prioritize their English identity and want English interests put ahead of the Union, it's not that they are anti-union, it's that their idea of Britishness is as an extension of Englishness and English interests. If the two come into conflict then they prioritize English interests.

  4. Raquel Welch:

    Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.

  5. Christian Yates:

    Piebaldism is actually a disease, it's caused by cells in the early embryo failing to migrate correctly.... failing to get to the right place. The cells which we're interested in, that cause piebaldism, are called melanocytes and they're responsible for pigmentation of hair and of the skin. These cells start at the back of the embryo and they try to migrate round through the skin and cover the whole of the( embryo's) skin. When they fail to do that properly you tend to get regions of skin or hair which are lacking in pigment, often regions at the front of an animal. This is common in cats...... tuxedo cats, and it's also common in horses and pigs and even in humans.

Translations for tend

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  • تميلArabic
  • tendensDanish
  • neigenGerman
  • ρέπω, τείνω, φροντίζωGreek
  • emi, flegiEsperanto
  • velar, ver, ofrecer, cuidar, tenderSpanish
  • kippumaEstonian
  • تمایلPersian
  • varoa, hoitaa, tarjota, sytyttää, vartioida, tupata, pyrkiä, yleensä, palvella, pitää huolta, olla tapana, odottaa, [[olla]] [[varovainen]], huolehtia, tahtoaFinnish
  • נָטָהHebrew
  • ápol, szokott, gondozHungarian
  • cenderungIndonesian
  • accudire, tendere, avere cura di, appaltare, curareItalian
  • נוטהHebrew
  • ಒಲವುKannada
  • tenderPortuguese
  • avea grijăRomanian
  • иметь тенденцию, предложи́ть, уха́живать, предлага́ть, поджига́ть, присма́тривать, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[тенденция, склоня́ться, [[име́ть]]/[[проявля́ть]] [[скло́нность]], клони́ться, забо́титься, подже́чьRussian
  • tenderaSwedish
  • முனைகின்றனTamil
  • BakmakTurkish
  • схильніUkrainian
  • có xu hướngVietnamese

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