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attend (freq., and in various senses; 5 only once)
1. to listen to, heed Tp. I. ii. 78 “Dost thou attend me?,” 3H6 II. i. 168, Cym. I. vi. 142, Lucr. 818.
2. to apply oneself to All'sW. I. i. 4 “I must attend his majesty's command,” 1H6 I. i. 173, Ant. II. ii. 64.
3. to tend, watch, guard Gent. V. i. 10, Cym. I. vi. 197 “in a trunk, Attended by my men.”
4. to wait for, await Wiv. I. i. 281, R2 I. iii. 116, Mac. III. i. 45 “Attend those men Our pleasure?,” Ham. V. ii. 205, Oth. III. iii. 281.
5. to expect Tim. III. v. 104 “Attend our weightier judgement.”
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