Translation of atender in English:

atender

vi

  • 1 1.1 (prestar atención) to pay attention atiende, que esto es importante pay attention, this is important atender a algo/algn to pay attention to sth/sb lo explicó pero nadie le atendió he explained it but nobody paid any attention to him o paid him any attention atiéndeme cuando te hablo listen to me o pay attention when I'm talking to you
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    1.2 (cumplir con) atender a algo to meet sth no atendía a sus obligaciones he was not meeting o fulfilling his obligations no tiene tiempo para atender a todos sus compromisos she does not have time to fulfill o meet all her commitments no pudo atender a sus deberes he was unable to carry out his duties no disponemos de recursos para atender a estos gastos we do not have the resources to meet these costs el dinero alcanzará para atender a sus necesidades más urgentes the money will be sufficient to meet their most pressing needs 1.3 (tener en cuenta, considerar)atender a algo atendiendo a su estado de salud se le hizo pasar enseguida given his state of health o bearing in mind his state of health they let him go straight in los premios fueron otorgados atendiendo únicamente a la calidad de las obras the prizes were awarded purely on the quality of the works atendiendo a sus instrucciones/pedido in accordance with your instructions/order razón 1.4 (prestar un servicio) el doctor no atiende los martes the doctor does not see anyone on Tuesdays en esa tienda/ese restaurante atienden muy mal the service is very bad in that store/restaurant ¿quién atiende aquí? who's helping here? (AmE) who's serving here? (BrE)
  • 2atender por [formal] (responder) atiende por (el nombre de) Sinda she answers to the name of Sinda

vt

  • 1 1.1 [enfermo] ¿a usted qué médico la atiende? which doctor usually sees you?, which doctor do you usually see? el médico que atendió a mi madre durante su enfermedad the doctor who treated my mother while she was sick los atendieron enseguida en el hospital they were seen immediately at the hospital está en cama y no tiene quien lo atienda he's laid up in bed and has no one to look after him tiene que haber alguien en casa para atender a los niños someone has to be in the house to take care of o look after the children 1.2 [cliente] to attend to, see to; (en una tienda) to serve ¿la atienden? are you being served? tienes que sacar número para que te atiendan (en una tienda) you have to take a number and wait your turn (en una oficina) you have to take a number and wait until you are called o wait to be seen el Sr Romero no lo puede atender en este momento I'm afraid Mr Romero can't see you o is unavailable at the moment no sabe atender a sus invitados he doesn't know how to look after his guests
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    1.3 [asunto] to deal with; [llamada] to answer; [demanda] to meet nunca atienden el teléfono they never answer the telephone
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atenderse v pron

  • (AmL) atenderse con algn ¿con qué médico se atiende? which doctor usually sees you?, which doctor do you usually see?

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