(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. accompany, escort; be present; heed, listen; minister to, serve. See accompaniment, attention, presence, remedy.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To go with]
Syn. accompany, escort, chaperon; see accompany 1 , 3 .
2. [To go to]
Syn. be present at, go to, frequent, appear at, sit in on, visit, be a guest, revisit, haunt, be a member, be an habitu?, make an appearance, audit.
Ant. leave*, be missing, absent oneself.
3. [To take care of]
Syn. minister to, serve, tend; see tend 1 .
attend school,
Syn. undergo schooling, study, go to school, be educated, receive instruction, matriculate, learn, take courses, register, enroll; see also register 1 .
See Synonym Study at accompany .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. look after minister to, serve, tend, take care of, nurse, assist, doctor.
2. to be present appear, show up, go to, turn up.
3. accompany come with, go hand in hand, escort, be associated with.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To occur as a consequence: ensue, follow, result. See CAUSE, PRECEDE. 2. To be with or go with (another): accompany, companion, company, escort. Obsolete: consort. Idiom: go hand in hand with. See ACCOMPANIED. 3. To work and care for: do for, minister to, serve, wait on (or upon). See CARE FOR. 4. To have the care and supervision of: care for, look after, mind, minister to, see to, tend2, watch. Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care (or charge) of, take under one's wing. See CARE FOR. 5. To perceive by ear, usually attentively: hark, hear, heed, listen. Archaic: hearken. Idiom: give (or lend) one's ear. See SOUNDS.

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