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1. tend

verb. ['ˈtɛnd'] have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.

Synonyms

  • be
  • run
  • be given
  • incline
  • take kindly to
  • gravitate
  • lean

Antonyms

  • miss
  • differ
  • disagree
  • stand still

Etymology

  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Tend

  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • misspend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend
  • friend
  • blend
  • ascend
  • append
  • amend
  • abend

Sentences with tend


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many wild ducks make their homes in these areas because people tend to feed them often.

Quotes about tend


1. I tend to like dry humor.
- Dan Scanlon

2. People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
- Bob Newhart

3. They look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.
- Joyce Grenfell

2. tend

verb. ['ˈtɛnd'] have care of or look after.

Synonyms

  • look
  • take care
  • see
  • garden
  • attend

Antonyms

  • better
  • suffer
  • converge
  • agree

Etymology

  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tend

verb. ['ˈtɛnd'] manage or run.

Synonyms

  • mind
  • stoke

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • be full
  • be well

Etymology

  • tenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tendan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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