attend to

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attend to(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to deal with)
a. ocuparse de
I don't understand anything about taxes, so my wife attends to the bills.Como yo no entiendo nada de impuestos, mi esposa se ocupa de las facturas.
b. atender
I will attend to the paperwork when I have free time.Atenderé el papelerío cuando tenga tiempo libre.
c. tramitar
My lawyer will attend to the logistics of the settlement on my behalf.Mi abogado tramitará la logística de la resolución por mí.
2. (to give help to)
a. atender
Mind the way you attend to the customer, and they will always purchase from you.Cuida la manera en la que atiendes al cliente y siempre te seguirán comprando a ti.
b. servir a
Servants must be ready to attend to the king at a moment's notice.Los sirvientes tienen que estar listos para servir al rey al instante.
c. ocuparse de
My personal assistant attends to all my requests so I can focus on my art.Mi asistente personal se ocupa de todas mis necesidades y así yo me concentro en mi arte.
d. atender
A special nurse attended to the patient while he was in physical therapy.Una enfermera especial atendió al paciente mientras estaba en fisioterapia.
3. (to pay attention to)
a. prestar atención a
What did she say? - I don't know. I wasn't attending to her talking.¿Qué dijo? - No sé. No estaba prestando atención a lo que decía.
b. poner atención en
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Nobody attended to his lectures because he spoke too softly.Nadie puso atención en sus clases porque hablaba demasiado suavemente.
c. seguir
The professor speaks fast and it's hard to attend to what he says and take notes.El profesor habla rápido y es difícil seguir lo que dice y tomar apuntes.
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attend to
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (matter, problem)
a. ocuparse de
2. (patient)
a. atender, asistir
3. (customer)
a. atender
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attend to
intransitive verb
1 (pay attention to) [+words, work, lesson, speech] prestar atención a; poner atención en; (LAm) [+advice] seguir
2 (deal with) [+task, business] ocuparse de; atender; (Comm) [+order] tramitar
to attend to one's work ocuparse de su trabajo
3 (give help to) servir a
to attend to a customer atender a unauna cliente;a una are you being attended to? (in shop) ¿le atienden?; I'll attend to you in a moment un momentito y estoy con usted
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