1. To kindle; ignite; set on fire; light; inflame; burn.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
  2. To be likely, or probable to do something, or to have a certain characteristic.
    They tend to go out on Saturdays.
    It tends to snow here in winter.

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. To look after (e.g. an ill person.)
    We need to tend to the garden, which is such a mess.
  2. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard.
    Shepherds tend their flocks.
  3. To wait (upon), as attendants or servants; to serve; to attend.
  4. To await; to expect.
  5. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.

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