call attention to (someone or something)

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call attention to (someone or something)

To draw others' awareness to someone or something. I know you were trying to sneak into the meeting, but you really called attention to yourself when you knocked over that chair. That garish new paint color really calls attention to all the imperfections in the walls.
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call someone's attention to something

 and call something to someone's attention
to bring something to someone's notice; to make someone recognize some fact. May I call your attention to the sign on the door? He called to our attention the notice on the wall.
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call attention to someone or something

to cause someone, including oneself, or something to be noticed or observed. I think he dresses like that simply to call attention to himself.
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The point of all this description is not to call attention to one evening in the long and sometime chaotic New York City social whirl.
In spite of bitter history, two of the thirteen scholars in their co-authored piece "Institutional Causes of the India-Pakistan Rivalry," Reta Chowdhari Tremblay and Julian Schofield, briefly call attention to one area of exceptional cooperation between New Delhi and Islamabad, the resolution of the Indus River's water disputes and the persistent maintenance and operation of the Indus Basin's vast irrigation works, the most massive and complicated in the world.
My purpose in engaging Baker's article is neither revisional nor agonistic: I wish to call attention to one revealing aspect of his argument rather than to contest or add to it.