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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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Mrs Boffin's inclinations certainly do tend towards Fashion; but, being already set up in a fashionable way at the Bower, she may not make further alterations.
On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace; for, working as he did rather for the love of his art than for the acquirement of wealth, he refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the unusual, and even the fantastic.
Possibly because public sector employees mostly lean to the left they tend towards a utopian view of human nature.
SEINFELD I still love watching comedy, but I tend towards Seinfeld (below), 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
From Uncle Wilson's Baked Onions made with sweet Vidalia onions and bacon to simple meat loaf and collard greens, dishes tend towards simplicity and ease and many full-page color photos are displayed throughout.
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.