US: /ˈtɛnd/
UK: /tˈɛnd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

tend /tend/
  • ngoại động từ
    • trông nom, săn sóc, chăm sóc, chăm nom, giữ gìn
      • to tend a patient: chăm sóc người bệnh
      • to tend a garden: chăm nom khu vườn
      • to tend a machine: trông nom giữ gìn máy móc
  • nội động từ
    • (+ on, upon) theo, theo hầu, hầu hạ, phục vụ
      • to tend upon someone: phục vụ ai
    • quay về, xoay về, hướng về, đi về
    • hướng tới, nhắm tới
      • all their efforts tend to the same object: tất cả những cố gắng của chúng đều cùng nhằm tới một mục đích
    • có khuynh hướng

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 [V to inf] to be likely to do sth or to happen in a particular way because this is what often or usually happens: Women tend to live longer than men. + When I'm tired, I tend to make mistakes. + It tends to get very cold here in the winter. + People tend to think that the problem will never affect them.
2 [V] ~ (to / towards sth) to take a particular direction or often have a particular quality: His views tend towards the extreme. + Prices have tended downwards over recent years.
3 ~ (to) sb/sth to care for sb/sth: [VN] a shepherd tending his sheep + Doctors and nurses tended the injured. + well-tended gardens + [V] Ambulance crews were tending to the injured.
4 [VN] (AmE) to serve customers in a store, bar, etc: He had a job tending bar in San Francisco.

Thesaurus dictionary

be inclined or disposed, be liable or apt or likely, incline, lean, have or show or exhibit or demonstrate a tendency, favour, verge, gravitate, be biased; be prone:
The judge might tend towards leniency in your case. I tend to agree. Tree growth here tends towards the horizontal.
care for, take care of, look after, look out for, watch over, see to, keep an eye on, attend (to), wait on, cater to, minister to, serve, nurse, nurture:
Marie tended her father lovingly throughout his long illness.

Collocation dictionary


carefully, lovingly
She lovingly tended her little garden.


He tended to her every need.


well-tended lawns

Concise English dictionary

+have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
+have care of or look after
+manage or run