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Synonyms for tend

be inclined


  • be inclined
  • be likely
  • be liable
  • have a tendency
  • be apt
  • be prone
  • trend
  • lean
  • incline
  • be biased
  • be disposed
  • gravitate
  • have a leaning
  • have an inclination



Synonyms for tend

to have a tendency or inclination

to have the care and supervision of

to prepare (soil) for the planting and raising of crops

Synonyms for tend

have a tendency or disposition to do or be something

have care of or look after

manage or run

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Lenny's mannerisms and voice, it seems, tend towards the effeminate but "that's not the worst of it," wrote Vitagliano.
The fakes tend towards neon colours but still shoppers can't get enough of them.
He also writes the lyrics, which on Suicide Invoice tend towards the sarcastic, pessimistic and even macabre.
It has never been observed on the macro scale, and rejects the laws of biogenesis (Pasteur showed that life only comes from life); second thermodynamics (natural processes tend towards disorder and the simple will never make the complex without the input of programmed information); and probability (it is estimated the chance of a protein arising out of non-living matter is one to 10 to the 320th power).
The famous buildings of the United States are of framed construction, and framed buildings tend towards openness and lightness.
Whereas his earliest accounts of mad princes tend towards general non-technical diagnoses, such as "not right in the head," by the middle of the sixteenth century the turn toward professional medical opinion and therapy is ubiquitous.
Bryan Richter, vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Stellent, adds that while European corporations are clearly aware of the benefits of content management and potential costs associated with poorly managed unstructured data, implementations still tend towards the 'piece-meal' approach.