tend to


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tend to

1. Apply one's attention, as in We should tend to our business, which is to teach youngsters. This term uses tend in the sense of "attend." [1300s]
2. Be disposed or inclined, as in We tend to believe whatever we are told. This term uses tend in the sense of "have a tendency." [c. 1600]
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tend to

v.
To apply one's attention to something; attend to something: I must tend to my chores before I can go outside.
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He finds that people who donate money tend to be happier than people who don't, that the working poor tend to give a larger share of their earnings than people of higher income, and that conservatives tend to give more than liberals.
Small business employers tend to shop more frequently, but larger companies tend to work off three-year strategies and have a greater persistency than many smaller businesses" Dunmire said.
Younger women tend to be cold and postmenopausal women tend to be hot,'' said Gallagher.
Aside from friction created by education-school scholars like Darling-Hammond, however, career changers face other obstacles in school systems, which, at their core, tend to be disdainful of those who exercise initiative or who rock the boat.
To arrive at an "after" easement valuation, any appraisal approach used in the "before" easement valuation should also be used in the "after" easement valuation; however, due to the lack of relevant market data and the subjective nature of the adjustments, the opinions of "after" easement value tend to be somewhat tenuous.
Children with anxiety disorders are sometimes described as "little adults" because they tend to appear much more concerned about the world around them, rather than carefree and enthusiastic, like many children without excessive anxiety.
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And while there is a long list of reasons why programs fail, somewhere on each team's list should be a note about its composition because across the DoD, our organization and management of people tend to set us up for disaster.
Quad/Hamstring Imbalance: Women tend to rely more heavily on their quadriceps muscle group for primary knee strength and stability rather than create a balance between the quadriceps and hamstrings.
Although there are a number of commercially-available computer programs for modeling pelletized plastics extrusion, which can be of great utility in screw design, the cost of the software and the effort and expense required to obtain the numerous compound flow and frictional variables necessary to run the programs tend to deter many processors, particularly the smaller ones.
VTL solutions tend to run faster than even ATA arrays, as no host operating system or file system is required.
Indeed, the treatment of the figures and space in a surprising piece like Gonzalez's Los conocedores (The Connoisseurs; all works 2004) suggests a direct influence through a shared recourse to the Baroque, even though this painting is placed in a contemporary setting, whereas those of Perez Villalta tend to elide specific reference to the present.
Successful men tend to distance themselves from those below them in the business-food-chain and tend to take things relatively impersonally.