Definition of call attention to in English:

call attention to


  • Cause people to notice.

    ‘he is seeking to call attention to himself by his crimes’
    • ‘He rarely calls attention to himself, rarely grandstands, but usually does it what it takes to get the job done.’
    • ‘Too often in the longer book, the writing calls attention to itself and distracts from the story.’
    • ‘The way they sell new dictionaries is by calling attention to all the new words they've located.’
    • ‘Don't say or do anything to call attention to it, and Matt might not even notice.’
    • ‘I yelled out to call attention to what was going on (at the same time wondering how smart I was to get involved).’
    • ‘Sleeveless, short or cap sleeves or tight sleeves call attention to, and display, the arms.’
    • ‘Feminist voices critically called attention to the relationship between sexism and male violence.’
    • ‘They also preferred to use behavioral strategies that redirected, rather than called attention to, problem behaviors.’
    • ‘But I think the part I admire the most is that he did it without really announcing it or calling attention to it.’
    • ‘In my opinion, it called attention to what Allied forces were up against and might well have inspired them to renewed efforts against a worthy opponent.’
    publicize, make public, make known, give publicity to, bill, post, announce, broadcast, proclaim, trumpet, shout from the rooftops, give notice of, call attention to, promulgate
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