atend

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English attenden, atenden, from Old English ātendan, earlier ontendan (to set on fire, set fire to, kindle, inflame, trouble, perplex), equivalent to a- +‎ tend. More at tend.

Verb[edit]

atend (third-person singular simple present atends, present participle atending, simple past and past participle atended)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To set on fire; kindle.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To take or catch fire.