Meaning of “attentive” in the English Dictionary

"attentive" in British English

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uk /əˈten.tɪv/ us /əˈten.t̬ɪv/

attentive adjective (HELPING)

If someone is attentive, they are very helpful and take care of you:

He was very attentive to her when she was ill.
A good teacher is always attentive to their students' needs.
adverb uk /əˈten.tɪ us /əˈten.t̬ɪ

The children sat listening attentively to the story.
noun [ U ] uk /əˈten.tɪv.nəs/ us /əˈten.t̬ɪv.nəs/

(Definition of “attentive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /əˈten·tɪv/

listening or watching carefully:

an attentive audience
adverb us /əˈten·tɪv·li/

The children listened attentively to the story.

(Definition of “attentive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)