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give heed to (something)

To listen carefully or pay close attention; to give ample or due consideration. You'd best give heed to his advice, or you might end up suffering the mistakes he made in the past. Give heed to your mother, she knows what she's talking about.
See also: give, heed

pay heed to someone

to listen to and accommodate someone. You had better pay heed to your father! They are not paying heed to what I told them.
See also: heed, pay

take heed (of someone or something)

to be cautious with someone or something; to pay attention to someone or something. We will have to take heed of Wendy and see what she will do next. You will learn to take heed of these little signs that things are not going well.
See also: heed, take
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Reading and heeding all warnings, cautions and notes ensures you remain safe and the equipment stays fully mission capable.
Instead of heeding to the warning, helicopters went to fire two missiles, destroying the post.
Oddly, and I assume not invoked by Morrison, there is a command, "Heed not the night," found in the 1836 poem, "The Strange Lady," by the nineteenth- century American poet William Cullen Bryant A cautionary fable warning young men not to be seduced by the blandishments of lovely ladies in the woods, the poem eventuates in the youth's not heeding the terrors of the night, with the result that nothing of him but "fragments of a human form" are left behind.
The consequences of not heeding our safety advice can be catastrophic.
And residents have been heeding the warnings against playing loud music, honking horns and allowing children to play in the street unsupervised.
SACKED Tory MP Boris Johnson will be kicking himself for not heeding the advice of the ECHO's own Peter Grant .
Heeding Silverman's advice, the Sklars sued the IRS again.
This amalgamation of musicians who are heeding this warning of, uh, if we don't do what we do and if we don't start fucking in the streets and push people into getting down and feeling themselves the fuck up, and getting on with one another, that we as a society are going to crash.
Polling, Policy, and Public Opinion: The Case Against Heeding the "Voice of the People," by Robert Weissherg, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 232 pages, $39.
Fourteen tested positive, prompting police to express their disappointment that motorists were not heeding the message.