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attend to [〜に注意を払う;〜に精を出す]
There is no arguing with a mood; it can be changed by some fortunate event, or by a change in our bodily condition, but it cannot be changed by argument. I have frequently experienced myself the mood in which I felt that all is vanity; I have emerged from it not by means of any philosophy, but owing to some imperative necessity of action.
If your child is ill, you may be unhappy, but you will not feel that all is vanity; you will feel that the restoring of the child to health is a matter to be attended to regardless of the question whether there is ultimate value in human life or not. .


In dealing with the infant, therefore, there is need of a delicate balance between neglect and indulgence. Everything necessary for health must be done. The child must be picked up when it suffers from wind, it must be kept dry and warm. But if it cries when there is no adequate physical cause, it must be left to cry; if not, it will quickly develop into a tyrant. When it is attended to, there should not be too much fuss: what is necessary must be done, but without excessive expressions of sympathy.

Attend to what I am saying. / You must attend to your duties.

attend to studies.
 出典:『アナリシス英熟語 v.2.1』p.19]

Are you attending (to what is being said)?
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]

I have some urgent business to attend to.
[ 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th ed.]