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attention

noun [U]
 
 
/əˈtenʃən/
INTEREST B1 the state of watching, listening to, or thinking about something carefully or with interest: Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention, please? I was watching TV so you didn't have my full attention.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
pay attention (to sth) B1 to watch, listen to, or think about something carefully or with interest: You weren't paying attention to what I was saying.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
bring/draw (sb's) attention to sth/sb B2 to make someone notice something or someone: If I could just draw your attention to the second paragraph. She's always trying to draw attention to herself.Showing and demonstrating
attract/get (sb's) attention B2 to make someone notice you: I waved at him to get his attention.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
TREATMENT treatment to deal with a problem: medical attention This old engine needs a lot of attention.Treating and caring for people
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