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attend to

To focus one's efforts or attention on someone or something. Your father is doing well, post-surgery—a nurse is attending to him now. Someone needs to attend to this leaky ceiling before the whole floor floods!
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attend to someone or something

to take care of the needs of someone or something; to respond to a request or demand from someone or something. Please attend to your wounded friend. Would you please attend to the action points of this memo?
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attend to someone

to listen to someone. Please attend to your teacher's instructions. Attend to the announcement of the new flight departure time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

attend to

1. To deal with some business: I can't talk now as I have some urgent affairs to attend to.
2. To help or look after someone or something: A good host attends to the needs of every guest. After the accident, the paramedics came quickly to attend to my injuries.
3. To listen or pay attention to someone or something: Be sure to attend to everything they say at the meeting.
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