tend 1 (tĕnd)
intr.v. tend·ed, tend·ing, tends
1. To have a tendency: paint that tends toward bubbling and peeling over time.
2. To be disposed or inclined: tends toward exaggeration.
3. To move or extend in a certain direction: Our ship tended northward.
[Middle English tenden, from Old French tendre, from Latin tendere; see ten- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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