pay attention


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pay attention (to someone or something)

to give attention (to someone or something). Please pay attention to the teacher. Max always pays careful attention to what is being told to him.
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pay attention

Heed, be attentive to, as in Now pay attention to these instructions. [Second half of 1700s]
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And the hearer also may only pay attention to the words, and not call up any corresponding picture.
I should have gone to the City that day, but I was too disturbed in my mind to be able to pay attention to business matters.
Always he would beg of us to pay attention to our lessons, on the plea that Petinka was a good son, an exemplary son, a son who was in twofold measure a man of learning; after which he would wink at us so quizzingly with his left eye, and twist himself about in such amusing fashion, that we were forced to burst out laughing.
Tut, tut my dear sir, you must really pay attention to these details.
He said concerned departments should also pay attention to indoor dengue surveillance and properly monitor junkyards, graveyards, tyre shops and other open places.
They didn't pay attention when an international study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that despite "having the 19th highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in the country, youths in the most troubled neighborhoods of Baltimore reported some of the worst conditions among youths in five major cities (Johannesburg, New Delhi, Shanghai, and Ibadan, Nigeria).
It is vital that motorists pay attention and obey the rules of the road.
The next time you wash the dishes, pay attention to how the water feels on your hands, the feel of the cloth, smell of the washing-up liquid, the smoothness of a plate once it's clean.
When we pay attention to our environment, "our senses receive the visual and auditory information from our environment and transform the information to neural signals that move into the brain," Brennan says.
A focus group can tell you whether they like something once you have made them pay attention to it," says Martin Smith, Neuromatters' Business Development lead.
Researchers found one patient in a vegetative state who could filter out unimportant information and focus on relevant words they were asked to pay attention to as well as the healthy volunteers.
We get to choose where we put our attention, and we can make a better day, a better life, when we really pay attention to what we're looking for.
Many newspapers in Yemen don't pay attention to cultural issues," Al-Moqri said.
Washington, Mar 24 ( ANI ): Angelina Jolie has said that she didn't pay attention to the storm that was caused after her infamous leg flash at the Oscars this year.
Mancini said: "Mario should pay attention and he should be clever.