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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My teachers took us seriously, so why didn't others?
Finally, a senior doctor took us seriously and a pulse oximetry test was taken, it showed that her oxygen levels were only 38 percent and that her heart was racing.
The fact that very few took us seriously did not appear to have discouraged our advocates and/or policy makers.
"People took us seriously." Weatherall has since returned twice to play for 303 - which takes its name from the Roland TB-303 Bass Line is a bass synthesizer which is key to the acid house.
"They took us seriously," she said, "but we didn't know they would follow through like this."
"Three months later, the situation changed and their families took us seriously and chastised their children [to dissuade them from joining the groups]," he said.
For the first time I felt that companies took us seriously.
"Last year around this time, no political party in Delhi took us seriously. But now, everyone is.
We're sort of like vampires, taking a little piece of people we meet and turning that into a tale."It took us 10 years before people took us seriously and knew we could write and it was a long struggle."Part of being a writer is being rejected all the time.
She read drafts of our essays, scribbled down the names of books we recommended to her; she took us seriously In a world where graduate students and junior scholars often have to concede to the wisdom of the elders, Ada Maria treated us like her equals, her peers.
We sure hope you took us seriously yesterday when we told you to stockpile your Twinkies, because today Hostess has officially announced that it is going out of business.
How many times have we told a story that could easily be verified and nobody took us seriously? How many times have we complained to the international community about the violation of our sovereignty by the Sudanese government and nobody paid attention to that?
"Scotland took us seriously and had to battle until the 97th minute to beat us.
I don't think they took us seriously as competitors."
"No one took us seriously until Mercedes came down with a fleet of all its models in March," Rahul Pagariya, director of solar products company Jeevan Oorja and one of the buyers.