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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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.
It took us 10 years before people took us seriously and knew we could write and it was a long struggle.
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.
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.
He saw the potential and took us seriously where we never took ourselves seriously before.
When we first stepped out here, no one respected us, no one took us seriously.
Interesting, for years we were always so small that no one ever took us seriously," Paradise said.
But Ms Reid, who helped form Mothers Against Guns after her own son Corey was killed seven years ago, said: "We have been campaigning for such a long time, I just don't think they took us seriously.