direct attention to

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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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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.
See also: attention, direct
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My aim is to direct attention to women's projects that have been neglected by the male dominated council over the past eight years," she said.
The incident was the first to direct attention to the Al-Qaeda organisation and its activities.
While giving updates about his wife's labour, the singer did not fail to direct attention to the brand for future updates.
In his effort to fight being recalled, Davis will direct attention to every conceivable thing except what he has done wrong.
The new site highlights Encore's management expertise, selective investment criteria, and direct attention to the firm's investments.
Seeing writing as performance can direct attention to the nature of literacy as dialogic.
Being a proud lot, we tend to direct attention to the fact that the simple and direct casting method was born 5000 years ago, that one-eighth of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were foundrymen and that no nation has ever achieved manufacturing wealth without a vibrant foundry industry.
Bristow and the AMA plan to direct attention to the preservation of the doctor/patient relationship.
As those political boundaries are being relaxed and reconfigured, his work should direct attention to neglected areas of research.
I want to direct attention to this wonderful collection, consisting of more than twenty essays on such diverse critics as Winters, Empson, Brooks, and Burke.
Schools do not give direct attention to shared expectations about the moral conduct necessary for the health of a pluralistic democracy.
As the only Asian member of the G-8, Japan ''will make efforts to have summit discussions direct attention to Asia-Pacific problems and circumstances,'' it says.
They direct attention to skills that can be measured on annual objective tests and away from learning that is more subtle or long-term.
To direct attention to the opening of the sausage and pie season a London paper has perpetrated an atrocious libel upon sausages.
Given the vigor of these photorealist paintings and their baroque dynamic of ascension, it seems legitimate to direct attention to the individual's aesthetic experience.