attention

n.
concentration
notice

1) to attract, capture, catch, command, draw, get; hold, retain, rivet smb.'s attention

2) to devote one's attention to; to focus one's attention on; to pay attention to

3) to bring smt. to smb.'s attention

4) to distract, divert smb.'s attention

5) to escape one's attention

6) close; meticulous; rapt; undivided attention (this matter will require your undivided attention)

7) attention to (meticulous attention to detail)

position of attention

(usu. mil.)

8) to call smb. to attention (the sergeant called his platoon to attention); to come to, snap to attention; to stand at attention; or: to stand at the position of attention; or: (BE) to stand to attention

care

9) to give attention to; to lavish attention on

10) medical attention (to receive medical attention)

11) individual; personal attention (the manager gave me her personal attention; I lavished my individual attention on him)

* * *
[ə'tenʃ(ə)n]
capture
divert smb. 's attention
get: hold
or: (BE) to stand to attention
or: to stand at the position of attention
rapt
retain
rivet smb. 's attention
snap to attention
to come to
to focus one's attention on
to lavish attention on
to pay attention to
to stand at attention
personal attention (the manager gave me her personal attention; I lavished my individual attention on him)
undivided attention (this matter will require your undivided attention)
['care'] to give attention to
['concentration'] ['notice'] to attract
individual
to bring smt. to smb. 's attention
to devote one's attention to
to distract
to escape one's attention
attention to (meticulous attention to detail)
['position of attention'] (usu. mil.) to call smb. to attention (the sergeant called his platoon to attention)
medical attention (to receive medical attention)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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