direct attention to

direct (one's) attention to (someone or something)

To focus on someone or something. And if you'll direct your attention to the docent, she'll start you on your tour of the art museum. When the lights in the theater dimmed, we knew to direct our attention to the stage.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

direct someone's attention to someone or something

to focus someone's regard or concern on someone or something; to cause someone to notice someone or something. May I directyour attention to the young man in the purple costume? The announcer directed our attention to the magician who was coming on stage.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This has traditionally been manifested in the way humanistic counselors and educators respectfully direct attention to their clients' and students' values, freedom, personal responsibility, human potential, spirituality, and innate drive for self-actualization.
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Wiser heads, meanwhile, seek to direct attention to areas of concern whose existence proves that, to some degree at least, Mr Gove's doubts are shared.
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Or, when operating in a store front, post the commodity prices of the day in a prominent spot and direct attention to them.
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Briefly explain why revolutions, in Iran and elsewhere, often direct attention to a foreign adversary.