Tend in a sentence as a verb

I tend to decline or avoid a lot of social plans.

This type of corporate mentality is one we see often, but tend to forget quickly.

People like this are very difficult to deal with, tend to be very miserly, and will be a non-stop headache.

Because of this, industrial diamonds tend to be man-made.

I browse regularly but only tend to comment when I have something good to add. I don't try to game the system, and I don't try to comment immediately on new posts.

Those tend to get a lot of upvotes and heated discussion too. I do not think that it will recover unless PG & Co start moderating it in a more heavy handed way.

And at least the first few years of planet hunting we'll tend to find a lot of large giants orbiting close to their stars since they're the easiest to find.

I did so because it was "powerful" but it opened up all sorts of extra binding trickery I never intended.

Instead they tend to either a pay a chunk via a buyout, or they generate income over time with advertising/partnerships.

Don't the best Wikipedia articles tend to be conformant to template layouts?Wikipedia is not Digg.

It oxidizes easily, and it's oxides are heavy and non-soluble, so when it is released to the environment, it just tends to fall down and stay there.

I'm not making a value judgement in either direction there--I feel that poetry is a good metaphor, because things in Scala tend to fall apart in the reading department.

I think people here tend to assume that being an engineer/programmer means that not only must they treat their code with utmost logic and rationality, but that they should look at life in the same manner - that to be an empathetic and emotional person puts them at some sort of optimizational and productive disadvantage.

Tend definitions


have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

See also: lean incline


have care of or look after; "She tends to the children"


manage or run; "tend a store"