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Remember or focus on (something). Take note—this street will be closed on Monday.
take note (of someone or something)
To become aware of, remember, focus on, or pay attention to someone or something. I thought Sally would sure take note of me if I wore my new satin dress, but she didn't even look my direction when Visitors are reminded to take note of local laws and customs. The tax laws are changing dramatically, and international businesses need to take note.
Also, take notice. Pay attention, as in Take note, not one man here is wearing a tie, or The aide took notice of the boys throwing spitballs and reported them. An antonym is take no notice of, meaning "ignore," as in Take no notice of them and they'll stop teasing you. [Late 1500s] Also see take notes.