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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.
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take note of (something)

To make an especial effort to focus on or remember something. Sorry, I was taking note of the details in this ancient tower's architecture and wasn't listening to what you said. Jenny, take note of this number and remind me to call it when we get home.
See also: note, of, take
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take note of someone or something

Fig. to notice someone or something; to commit something about someone or something to one's memory, possibly by making a note on paper. I took note of her when she came in. I thought she had left the company. Please take note of the hour. It is late.
See also: note, of, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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