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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We had a lot of fun working on fids [musical] part of the flint because we took it seriously, although it doesn't play seriously," Deneuve says.
No one took it seriously that my husband was in trouble,'' she said.
Years ago, if someone complained about noise, no one took it seriously.