1. [ verb ] have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
Synonyms: incline lean run be_given

"She tends to be nervous before her lectures" "These dresses run small" "He inclined to corpulence"

Related terms: be take_kindly_to gravitate suffer inclination leaning inclination
2. [ verb ] exhibit an inclination or tendency
Synonyms: lean incline
Related terms: think trust lower attend garden take_kindly_to shepherd attendant inclination
3. [ verb ] have care of or look after

"She tends to the children"

Related terms: attend garden shepherd
4. [ verb ] manage or run

"tend a store"

Related terms: take_care stoke
Similar spelling:   tent