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What is the opposite of paying no heed to?

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(clausal, followed by for or about) Placing an emphasis of concern, interest or importance on someone or something
“Your interpretation of my demeanor as caring about your shenanigans is rather misplaced.”
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To examine through the sense of touch
“The customer began feeling the superior fabric of the dress.”
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Opposite of present participle for to look at or observe attentively over a period of time
“He would sit in the corner, meticulously folding origami, but for the most part, the other children would disregard what he is doing.”
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Opposite of present participle 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 present participle 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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Opposite of present participle 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 present participle 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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(attend to) Opposite of present participle for to look after
“Brian was afraid that the doctor would ignore him if he gave his pain rating the wrong score.”
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Opposite of present participle 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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(archaic) Opposite of present participle for to pay attention to
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“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 present participle for to make mention
“Thyra resolved to dismiss subjects on which they held different opinions.”
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Opposite of present participle 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 present participle 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 present participle for to involve or engage in deeply
“Just ignore the music if it's not really your thing.”
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Opposite of present participle for to perceive through the act of hearing
“I go to bed trying to ignore the weird sounds of the wind shaking the tree branches outside.”
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Opposite of present participle 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 present participle 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 present participle 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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(think of/about) Opposite of present participle for to have a concern about
“She was inundated with work and would consequently neglect her son who was recovering from his illness.”
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Opposite of present participle 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 present participle 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 present participle 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 present participle for to use as an example in support of an argument
“The data is estimated using theoretical approximations that disregard, for example, motion blur and defocus effects.”
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Opposite of present participle 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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(usually in the negative) Opposite of present participle for to attend to or deal with
“I am not prepared to excuse or disregard this matter even if the defendant asks for it to be dealt with in isolation.”
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Opposite of present participle 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 present participle 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 present participle 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 present participle for to design or plan an approach for a given task or project
“Let's disregard any ideas for a new website design because it is just fine as it is.”
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Opposite of present participle for to carry out a set of instructions
“I would disregard the directions on the back of the box as I felt they were unnecessarily verbose.”
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Opposite of present participle 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 present participle for to find out through making an inquiry
“Just ignore the possibility that your brother will not be coming home for dinner this evening.”
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