atender

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Asturian[edit]

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atender

  1. to pay attention
  2. to look after, care for, take care of

Portuguese[edit]

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atender (first-person singular present indicative atendo, past participle atendido)

  1. (transitive) to answer (the phone)
  2. to serve or answer (at a service counter or help desk)
  3. to take into account; to consider
  4. to meet, conform to, deal with or cater to (circumstances, requirements or expectations)
  5. to suit or accomodate (limitations, requirements or expectations)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin attendere, present active infinitive of attendō.

Verb[edit]

atender (first-person singular present atiendo, first-person singular preterite atendí, past participle atendido or atento)

  1. (transitive) to pay attention to (something); to attend to (something)
  2. (transitive) to care for (someone, especially the ill)
  3. (transitive) to comply with (some rule)
  4. (intransitive) to pay attention; to mind
    atender a alguien—“to pay attention to someone”

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  • Atender is a false friend, and does not mean “to attend (an event)”. The word for this in Spanish is asistir.

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