take (someone or something) seriously

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take (someone or something) seriously

To treat, consider, or approach someone or something with the seriousness or importance that it or they deserve. I wish we had taken her seriously; at the time, her claims seemed too outlandish to be true. If you don't start taking this work seriously, we're going to have to dismiss you from the company.
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take somebody/something ˈseriously

consider or treat something as important or serious: We told him he was in danger but he didn’t take us seriously.
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Everyone knows that students [in senior year] waste time and don't take it seriously," says Cheryl Kane, the former executive director of the National Commission on the High School Senior Year.
It's not because they can't perform well, it's because they don't take it seriously.
this is music performed by African Americans, and so it is here or there and we don't have to take it seriously.
I take it seriously because television has grown to the point where there's a huge vaccum cleaner for programming and it's continuing to grow.
fans didn't take it seriously this week, at least not enough of them.
Now I believe everything is being done that can be done, but they waited until it escalated to take it seriously.