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.
See also: attention, direct

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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Summary: We are ashamed that it often requires Monday's International Women's Day to direct our attention to the abysmal condition of women's rights in Lebanon, but we would be even more remiss if we did not on this occasion robustly call for the immediate adoption of legislation improving women's rights.In a case waiting in the appellate courts, judges should rule
"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.
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