take (someone or something) seriously

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take (someone or something) seriously

To treat, consider, or approach someone or something with the seriousness or importance that it or they deserve. I wish we had taken her seriously; at the time, her claims seemed too outlandish to be true. If you don't start taking this work seriously, we're going to have to dismiss you from the company.
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take somebody/something ˈseriously

consider or treat something as important or serious: We told him he was in danger but he didn’t take us seriously.
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She added: "The road ahead will not be easy, but together we can demonstrate our commitment to securing a contract that is acceptable to junior doctors; by standing together we speak with one voice and demand the Government takes us seriously."
Natividad says, "But we can do so much better if management takes us seriously, hires more nurses and respects our profession.
"Early on this was a fringe effort--now the physics community takes us seriously," he says.
"Despite the fact that we have been saying lately that our patience is coming to an end and that we will not be able to wait any longer on a solution for the accumulated problems for restitution of the nationalized property, construction of Muslim religious objects etc., nobody takes us seriously," IVZ's press-release reads.
Kyrgyzstan is making important steps so that the international community takes us seriously. Yet, the achieved stability over the last 2 years has not become sustainable.
WELCOME to Liverpool: the town centre is like an SAS obstacle course, nobody seems to have any idea what is happening with the Capital of Culture and we have had so many announcements of big schemes that have never happened that nobody takes us seriously any more.
"We've heard a lot about things that will happen if this or that isn't done, but they don't follow up on it in the end and as a result no one takes us seriously."