atender

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Asturian[edit]

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From Latin attendere, present active infinitive of attendō.

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atender

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

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attendere, present active infinitive of attendō.

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

  1. to pay attention
  2. to take care of

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attendere, present active infinitive of attendō.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) to answer (the phone, the door)
  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 accommodate (limitations, requirements or expectations)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin attendere, present active infinitive of attendō.

Verb[edit]

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

  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 alguiento pay attention to someone

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  • atender is a false friend, and does not mean “to attend (an event)”, although it can mean "to attend to" (someone or something). The word for "to attend" (an event) in Spanish is asistir, itself a false friend of assist.

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