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What is the opposite of pay no attention to?

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Opposite of to disregard as unimportant or insignificant
To recognize something as valuable
“We appreciate the loyalty of our members and will never take them for granted.”
To feel, notice or detect with one's senses
“Mark scanned the room intently, attempting to distinguish the mood of the guests who had arrived.”
To notice the loss or absence of
“He's a wealthy man who will barely miss the pocket change.”
(clausal, followed by for or about) To place an emphasis of concern, interest or importance on someone or something
“If you think I care for your nonsense, then you may be unfamiliar with sarcasm.”
(archaic) To pay attention to
“It is imperative that you attend the wise words of your mother.”
(touch on) To make mention
“At some stage, we will need to touch on the topic of our current finances.”
To be told or informed about something
“I had come to learn of his affair with another woman through an anonymous friend of his.”
To understand or acknowledge the existence of
“Citizens accused the government of failing to recognize the difficulties they encountered.”
To subject to meticulous examination
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“I can only conclude that you must not enjoy movies very much when you analyze them in such great detail.”
To involve or engage in deeply
“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment you own it, you better never let it go.”
To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written
“I like to read the newspaper over a cup of coffee every morning.”
To make sure or certain of something
“I will be tuning this machine to ensure that it operates at its full capacity.”
To take part or interfere in something, typically to prevent or alter a result or course of events
“I am prepared to accept that he gave these matters full and due consideration before he decided to intervene.”
To examine through the sense of touch
“The shop assistant encouraged her to feel the superior fabric of the handbag in hopes that she would purchase it.”
To greet or physically respond to by recognizing the presence of
“As their eyes met, Helen would acknowledge Don from across the room with a nod of her head and a quick smile.”
(something) To take into account before making a judgment call
“Please consider the victim's heartfelt testimony when you decide on the verdict.”
(think of/about) To have a concern about
“She would constantly think about her son who was recovering from his illness.”
To think about something with curiosity or doubt
“I often wonder about what lies beyond our solar system.”
To make a living for the benefit of others
“Robert worked hard to keep his family.”
To hold or display a specified thought or emotion
“Always encourage the young boy, so that he will have confidence in his ability.”
To use as an example in support of an argument
“The world is filled with natural wonders. Take, for example, the pyramids of Egypt.”
To utilize or employ something intangible
“I trust you will use your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
To physically attack ferociously and wound
To manage
“It does not cost a lot to run a basic website these days.”
(dated) To treat (someone) with affection or favoritism
“My grandparents used to cosset and pet me when I was young.”
To provide for, usually for one's family
“He felt it was now his job to work for his family.”
To design with a new shape or form
“Our graphic designer will create a new layout for the website.”
To prefer, desire, or choose to have something
“I'm still hungry, and I'd like more food if possible.”
To express gratitude for or appreciation of
“The managers would like to acknowledge all of the hard work you have put into this project.”
To make an attempt at handling a problem or policy
“We must approach this persistent problem with a different strategy if we are to solve it.”
To demonstrate empathy
“I fully understand what Bob must be going through following the death of his mother.”
To listen very closely or attentively to
To respond to a telecommunications call
“My phone is ringing, and I need to answer it.”
To hear something that was not meant for one's ears
To fix one's attention at something or someone
“I think we should now focus on other, more pressing issues.”
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