French translation of 'tend'
1. (= be inclined)
to tend to do sth avoir tendance à faire qch
He tends to arrive late. Il a tendance à arriver en retard.
to tend towards sth tendre à qch
Artistic people tend towards left-wing views. Les gens artistes tendent à être de gauche.
to tend to tirer sur
3. (= look after)
to tend to sb s’occuper de qn
to tend to sth [needs, fire, garden] s’occuper de qch
[garden, flower beds] s’occuper de
[patient, the injured] s’occuper de
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Example Sentences Including 'tend'
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I tend to think of property as a lifestyle choice, not an investment.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
New York is a pragmatic place, where people tend to think more about the how than the why.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
With a little application, anyone can enjoy tending flowers or funds.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They are competitive and tend to think they are right.The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)
Contemporary culture tends to caricature the handlers of sacred texts.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Dogs feel more satisfied by such meals and tend to want to eat less.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I think that restriction tends to lead you in the opposite direction and you just want more.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
My husband tends to think I might make it a bigger issue than it is.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Properties do not come up very often because people tend not to leave the island.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They can cope with deeper shade, but their flowering will tend to reduce.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
They tend to flower in spring, with the display last for up to two months.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Too often opinions tend to snag on this problem.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We tend to want to see profits too soon and we sell out too early.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Women should have been tending their flowers.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Too often he tended to wilt before the prospect of victory.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But a distinct gut instinct in one direction or other tends rightly to prevail.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Bridges can be built under fire, but tend not to last.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He tends to fight fire with fire.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
If there has to be a priority, I tend to think that it should be earlier detection.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Quite often they tend to know how to lift their diaphragm more.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Sufferers from migraine in the lower leagues tend to want to lie in a darkened room.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
So we all tend to think that others' minds work the way ours does.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
We tend to think of plastic as being damaging only to birds that live a long way away.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Our culture tends to expect wisdom from the wealthy.Christianity Today (2000)
For the same reason, the direction of lines tends to be more consistent.Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)
Trends of 'tend'
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'tend' in Other Languages
British English: tend /tɛnd/ VERB
If something tends to happen, it usually happens or it happens often.
I tend to forget things.
- American English: tend
- Arabic: يَنْزَعُ إِلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: tender
- Chinese: 倾向于
- Croatian: biti sklon nečemu
- Czech: mít tendenci
- Danish: have tendens til
- Dutch: neigen
- European Spanish: tender
- Finnish: olla taipuvainen johonkin
- French: avoir tendance à
- German: tendieren
- Greek: τείνω
- Italian: tendere
- Japanese: 傾向がある
- Korean: 경향이 있다
- Norwegian: føre
- Polish: skłonić się
- European Portuguese: tender
- Romanian: a avea o tendință spre
- Russian: клониться
- Spanish: tender
- Swedish: vårda
- Thai: โน้มเอียง
- Turkish: eğilim göstermek
- Ukrainian: мати тенденцію
- Vietnamese: có xu hướng
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