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See definition of tends on Dictionary.com
  • verbbe apt, likely
  • verbcare for

synonyms for tends

  • bear
  • contribute
  • favor
  • go
  • gravitate
  • influence
  • lean
  • turn
  • aim
  • bend
  • conduce
  • dispose
  • drift
  • head
  • impel
  • incline
  • lead
  • look
  • move
  • point
  • redound
  • trend
  • be biased
  • be conducive
  • be disposed
  • be in the habit of
  • be inclined
  • be liable
  • be predisposed
  • be prejudiced
  • have a tendency
  • have an inclination
  • make for
  • move toward
  • result in
  • serve to
  • verge on

antonyms for tends

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  • dislike
  • hurt
  • shun
  • take
  • dissuade
  • follow
  • obey
  • abandon
  • ignore
  • neglect
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How to use tends in a sentence

But in the organization in which we live over-production tends to check itself at once.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
It is, in reality; an unusual extension of the well-known fact that nature tends to follow a pattern.
NINE MEN IN TIMENOEL MILLER LOOMIS
Should it be asked whether this investigation is a matter of mere curiosity, or whether it tends to any beneficial purpose?
AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE VARIOLAE VACCINAEEDWARD JENNER
When the air blows over any resisting surface, it tends, in a way which we can hardly afford here to describe, to produce motions.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Rising to a point where it cools, the vapour gathers back on the rafts and tends again to weight the cloud downward.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Consequently the journeying water by its momentum tends to move off in an easterly course.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
This gain in those parts of the river's curvings where deposition tends to take place may be accelerated by tree-planting.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Everything tends to render the people devout, but all is opposed to their being humane, reasonable, and virtuous.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
We come now, however, to a statement which apparently tends in the opposite direction, viz.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
For water, in Holland, tends to spread and to destroy life and property, just as fire does in other countries.
ROLLO IN HOLLANDJACOB ABBOTT
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