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What is the opposite of paid no attention to?

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To have involved or engaged in deeply
“He lost himself in the music, and the moment he owned it, he never let it go.”
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To have utilized or employed something intangible
“She used her discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
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To have used as an example in support of an argument
“The world is filled with natural wonders if you took, for example, the pyramids of Egypt.”
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(thought of/about) To have had a concern about
“She constantly thought about her son who was recovering from his illness.”
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To have perceived with one's eyes
“It was from the valley that we had seen the snow-capped mountains before us.”
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To have designed with a new shape or form
“Our graphic designer created a new layout for the website.”
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To have found out through making an inquiry
“Have you determined if your brother will be coming home for dinner this evening?”
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Opposite of past tense for to recognize something as valuable
“It is often easy to dismiss issues that do not affect us as being unimportant.”
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Opposite of past tense for to feel, notice or detect with one's senses
“He would miss most of the show because he was distracted by his phone.”
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Opposite of past tense for to notice the loss or absence of
“I have chosen to ignore my dark past and focus on building a positive future.”
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(clausal, followed by for or about) Opposite of past tense for to place an emphasis of concern, interest or importance on someone or something
“The best thing to do is to disregard all the negative noise and focus on getting the fundamentals right.”
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(archaic) Opposite of past tense for to pay attention to
“If I know something about the field in which this man claims to be an expert, something which he ought to know but doesn't, I'll disregard everything he says.”
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(touch on) Opposite of past tense for to make mention
“Thyra resolved to dismiss subjects on which they held different opinions.”
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Opposite of past tense for to be told or informed about something
“Try to ignore the poor spelling and amateurish design, and concentrate on the quality of advice gleaned from years of experience.”
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Opposite of past tense for to direct one's gaze
“Trying to remain inconspicuous, she would avert any passersby as she walked through the city.”
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Opposite of past tense for to understand or acknowledge the existence of
“It is a fair question, but we should not overlook the assumptions that underlie it.”
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Opposite of past tense for to subject to meticulous examination
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“It's easier to enjoy life when you ignore the little details.”
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Opposite of past tense for to cherish or remember fondly
“But I still disregard him regardless of his best efforts to make amends.”
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Opposite of past tense for to look at and interpret letters or other information that is written
“Some people tend to ignore large paragraphs and just skim read because of the large volumes of unread emails in their inbox.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make sure or certain of something
“He had a tendency to be derelict and neglect his duty in ensuring that the equipment operated at full capacity.”
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Opposite of past tense for to take part or interfere in something, typically to prevent or alter a result or course of events
“Maria tried to ignore the bickering couple as she picked the strawberries from the adjacent vines.”
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Opposite of past tense for to examine through the sense of touch
“The shop assistant tried to get her to ignore the superior fabric of the handbag because she would not have purchased it anyway.”
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Opposite of past tense for to greet or physically respond to by recognizing the presence of
“Tina knows full well that Matt is teasing her as he pretends to dismiss her flirtations.”
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(something) Opposite of past tense for to take into account before making a judgment call
“I recommend that everyone disregard his lies and untruths before the court and find him guilty.”
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Opposite of past tense for to think about something with curiosity or doubt
“The most common approach has been to ignore the topic altogether, because of its ideological sensitivity and analytical complications.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make a living for the benefit of others
“The presiding judge could not understand why a mother would choose to gamble her life savings and ignore her family's needs.”
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Opposite of past tense for to hold or display a specified thought or emotion
“If you do not encourage the young boy, he will lose confidence in his ability.”
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Opposite of past tense for to physically attack ferociously and wound
“They can be very dangerous, but like most reef animals, they will probably ignore you if you leave them alone.”
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Opposite of past tense for to manage
“Many agents sell a bunch of houses, then spend all their time servicing those houses and neglect their business.”
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(dated) Opposite of past tense for to treat (someone) with affection or favoritism
“Lily's step-parents would ignore her to tend to their own biological son.”
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Opposite of past tense for to provide for, usually for one's family
“The negligent father would neglect his family's needs.”
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Opposite of past tense for to prefer, desire, or choose to have something
“I was full and I would refuse food for the rest of the day.”
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Opposite of past tense for to express gratitude for or appreciation of
“Some parents tend to put exceedingly high expectations on their children, and this can often cause them to overlook all the hard work and progress that they have made.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make an attempt at handling a problem or policy
“We should just ignore this problem and let things resolve themselves naturally.”
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Opposite of past tense for to demonstrate empathy
“I cannot help but be indifferent to what Bob must be going through as I have my own issues to deal with.”
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Opposite of past tense for to respond to a telecommunications call
“I frequently ignore calls that come from telemarketing companies.”
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Opposite of past tense for to hear something that was not meant for one's ears
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Opposite of past tense for to fix one's attention at something or someone
“It is unacceptable for you to walk away and ignore this dire situation.”
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