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Attendant vs. Caretaker

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Attendantnoun

One who attends; one who works with or watches over something.

‘Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.’;

Caretakernoun

Someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after somewhere, or with responsibility for keeping a place in good repair.

Attendantnoun

A servant or valet.

Caretakernoun

Someone who takes care of a person; a parent, carer or other guardian.

Attendantnoun

A visitor or caller.

Caretakeradjective

Temporary, on a short term basis.

‘Johnson had to be drafted in as the caretaker manager after Hewlett resigned without warning the day before the final.’;

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Attendantnoun

That which accompanies or follows.

Caretakernoun

a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)

Attendantnoun

(legal) One who owes a duty or service to another.

Caretakernoun

an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily;

‘he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected’;

Attendantadjective

Going with; associated; concomitant.

‘They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges.’;

Caretakernoun

a person employed to look after a building

‘he works as a college caretaker’;

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Attendantadjective

(law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to.

‘the widow attendant to the heir’;

Caretakernoun

holding power temporarily

‘the club's caretaker manager’;

Attendantadjective

Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.

‘From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph.’; ‘Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord.’;

Caretakernoun

a person employed to look after people or animals

‘two lions escaped from their cage and killed their caretaker’;

Attendantadjective

Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils.

‘The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.’;

Attendantadjective

Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.

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Attendantnoun

One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor.

Attendantnoun

One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.

Attendantnoun

That which accompanies; a concomitant.

‘[A] sense of fame, the attendant of noble spirits.’;

Attendantnoun

One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another.

Attendantnoun

someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

Attendantnoun

a person who participates in a meeting;

‘he was a regular attender at department meetings’; ‘the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees’;

Attendantadjective

following as a consequence;

‘an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems’; ‘snags incidental to the changeover in management’;

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