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

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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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We believe the brain can detect certain cues even before we are aware of them, so that we can direct our attention to potentially threatening situations in our environment.
Dunn's language is concise and to the point, as if to direct our attention to his relevant and strong insights into American life around which many of his poems are centered.
Just as a Tiffany setting sets off the diamond, so our familiarity with the time-honored ritual and ceremony serve to direct our attention to the encounter with God, which is the Mass.
As fourth-generation Sebastianis, my brother and I want to direct our attention to making appellation-specific wines.
The sale of our workers' compensation business allows us to direct our attention to our core managed care operations, which make a significant contribution to our profitability.
Now, our relationship with FMG Technologies allows us to direct our attention to the data collection process, taking ease and accuracy to an entirely new level.
Right now, we need to direct our attention to rolling out new products, not establishing our back-office accounting systems," he said.
By resolving the outstanding issues between our companies, we can now direct our attention to this important task.
We will now direct our attention to operational issues -- aggressively implementing our expansion efforts, launching a global marketing initiative and building fundamental shareholder value in the Company.
We hope that, if we can resolve this issue, we can then direct our attention to other areas of disagreement where the gap between our respective positions remains very wide.
We are very well-positioned to focus on the Internet over the next twelve months, first of all, because we have built our products from the ground up using Microsoft Visual Basic and other industry-standard tools and, secondly, because our product line and SQL Server database implementation is complete which allows us to direct our attention to the development of Internet services," said Gary Harpst, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Solomon Software.
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