Synonyms for attending

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The staff had fallen into the way of attending Wilson's operations.

And as it's a great funeral, thirteen priests will be there, attending.

McBain was in the quarters attending to the detail which fell to his lot.

During the past two months I have been attending a number of Conventions.

We were alone, Effie was attending to her plants in the conservatory.

Once I consented to accompany him to one of the lectures he was so fond of attending.

Morning to night he was in the shop, even giving orders and attending to customers.

Since Marianne had again been nursing, Claire had been attending to her work.

Granger was attending to the flume which they had constructed.

Suppose that you tell him yourself, Lysis, I replied; for I am sure that you were attending.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to direct one's mind or energies," from Old French atendre (12c., Modern French attendre) "to expect, wait for, pay attention," and directly from Latin attendere "give heed to," literally "to stretch toward," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tendere "stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" one's mind toward something. Sense of "take care of, wait upon" is from early 14c. Meaning "to pay attention" is early 15c.; that of "to be in attendance" is mid-15c. Related: Attended; attending.

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ancillary

adjectiveextra; supplementary
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