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Definition 1: paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people) - [noun denoting cognition]

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

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

Synonyms for paying attention in the sense of this definition

(paying attention is a kind of ...) the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

(... is a kind of paying attention ) the process of being heedful

(... are attributes of paying attention) marked by or paying little heed or attention

"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" "heedless of danger" "heedless of the child's crying"

(... are attributes of paying attention) taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention

"heedful of the warnings" "so heedful a writer" "heedful of what they were doing"

Definition 2: taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • heedful of the warnings
  • so heedful a writer
  • heedful of what they were doing

Synonyms for paying attention in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of paying attention) paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

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

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