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Definition 1: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where attention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no medical care was required
  • the old car needs constant attention

Synonyms for attention in the sense of this definition

(attention is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of attention ) care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair

(... is a kind of attention ) the act of nourishing

"her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"

(... is a kind of attention ) the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm

(... is a kind of attention ) considerate and solicitous care

"young children need lots of TLC"

(... is a kind of attention ) physical and emotional care and nourishment

(... is a kind of attention ) care for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves; can including bathing and cooking and managing bodily functions

(... is a kind of attention ) care for the skin

(... is a kind of attention ) care provided through prayer and faith in God

(... is a kind of attention ) treatment of damaged or decaying trees

(... is a kind of attention ) professional care for the feet and toenails

(... is a kind of attention ) professional care for the hands and fingernails

(... is a kind of attention ) motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children

(... is a kind of attention ) the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home

(... is a kind of attention ) the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners are away from home

(... is a kind of attention ) care for the teeth

(... is a kind of attention ) emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained

(... is a kind of attention ) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

(... is a kind of attention ) maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development

(... is a kind of attention ) the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay

(... is a kind of attention ) the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession

Definition 2: a courteous act indicating affection - [noun denoting act]

Samples where attention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she tried to win his heart with her many attentions

(attention is a kind of ...) a courteous or respectful or considerate act

Definition 3: a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where attention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the troops stood at attention

(attention is a kind of ...) standing posture

(... are attributes of attention) (often followed by `to') giving care or attention

"attentive to details" "the nurse was attentive to her patient" "an attentive suitor"

(... are attributes of attention) showing a lack of attention or care

"inattentive students" "an inattentive babysitter"

(attention belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for attention in the sense of this definition

(attention is a kind of ...) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of attention ) paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

"his attentiveness to her wishes" "he spends without heed to the consequences"

(... is a kind of attention ) paying excessive attention to the clock (in anticipation of stopping work)

(... is a kind of attention ) attention to what is said

"he tried to get her ear"

(... is a kind of attention ) attention to what is seen

"he tried to catch her eye"

(... is a kind of attention ) the act of noticing or paying attention

"he escaped the notice of the police"

(... is a kind of attention ) polite or favorable attention

"his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice"

Definition 5: the faculty or power of mental concentration - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where attention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention

(attention is a kind of ...) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

(... is a kind of attention ) complete attention; intense mental effort

(... is a kind of attention ) special attention with intent to remember

"he made a mental note to send her flowers"

(... is a kind of attention ) the process of paying close and continuous attention

"wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter" "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"

Definition 6: a general interest that leads people to want to know more - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where attention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was the center of attention

(attention is a kind of ...) a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

"flowers are an attractor for bees"

(... is a kind of attention ) anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities

"pretty girls like plain friends as foils"

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