Attemptable to Attirement
(At*tempt"a*ble) a. Capable of being attempted, tried, or attacked. Shak.
1. One who attempts; one who essays anything.
2. An assailant; also, a temper. [Obs.]
(At*tempt"ive) a. Disposed to attempt; adventurous. [Obs.] Daniel.
(At*tend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attended; p. pr. & vb. n. Attending.] [OE. atenden, OF. atendre,
F. attendre, to expect, to wait, fr. L. attendre to stretch, to apply the mind to; ad + tendere to stretch.
1. To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard. [Obs.]
The diligent pilot in a dangerous tempest doth not attend the unskillful words of the passenger.
2. To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.
3. To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany
or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve.
The fifth had charge sick persons to attend.
Attends the emperor in his royal court.
With a sore heart and a gloomy brow, he prepared to attend William thither.
4. To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
What cares must then attend the toiling swain.
5. To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting.
6. To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for. [Obs.]
The state that attends all men after this.
Three days I promised to attend my doom.
Syn. To Attend, Mind, Regard, Heed, Notice. Attend is generic, the rest are specific terms.
To mind is to attend so that it may not be forgotten; to regard is to look on a thing as of importance; to
heed is to attend to a thing from a principle of caution; to notice is to think on that which strikes the
senses. Crabb. See Accompany.
(At*tend") v. i.
1. To apply the mind, or pay attention, with a view to perceive, understand, or comply; to pay regard; to
heed; to listen; usually followed by to.
Attend to the voice of my supplications.
Ps. lxxxvi. 6.
Man can not at the same time attend to two objects.