Keep and Tend


Keep verb - To look after and make decisions about.
Usage example: enlisted a relative to keep the store while she was away

Tend is a synonym for keep in care for topic. In some cases you can use "Tend" instead a verb "Keep", when it comes to topics like own, raise.

Nearby Words: keeping, keeper


Tend verb - To look after and make decisions about.
Usage example: the dying patriarch wondered who would tend the family business after he was gone

Keep is a synonym for tend in care for topic. You can use "Keep" instead a verb "Tend", if it concerns topics such as maintain.

Common collocations

character keep character tend character
power keep power tend power
life keep life tend life
people keep people tend people
Other words: time, way, characters, game, hair, magic, eyes, names, kids, powers, weapons.

Both words in one sentence

  • Unlimited Wardrobe Some characters like Luffy and Zoro tend to keep similar pieces while Nami has had a massive amount of wardrobe variety.
  • On the villainy side of things, Lex Luthor does plenty of work to keep himself safe from Superman, but these tend to come back and bite him.
  • Hitman with a Heart And keep in mind that people like this tend to have pretty warped moral codes (they do kill people for a living after all).
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