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.