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Attendee

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7309.393 (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:393
  1. Andrew West, specialist registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry
  1. Oxford

    Well, I don't. The verb to attend comes from the Latin, meaning “to stretch to.” From this developed the meaning “to direct the mind or energy to,” and later “to direct one's care to.” The meaning “to present oneself at a meeting” is dated back to the 17th century.

    The suffix -ee is given four meanings in the Shorter Oxford Dictionary …

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