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1‘the issue clearly needs further attention’
observation, attentiveness, intentness, notice, concentration, heed, heedfulness, mindfulness, regard, scrutiny
contemplation, consideration, deliberation, thought, thinking, studying, investigation, action
2‘he was likely to attract the attention of a policeman’
awareness, notice, observation, consciousness, heed, recognition, regard, scrutiny, surveillance, attentiveness
3‘they failed to give adequate medical attention’
care, treatment, therapy, ministration, succour, relief, support, aid, help, assistance, service
4‘the parson was effusive in his attentions’
courtesy, civility, politeness, respect, gallantry, urbanity, deference
compliment, flattery, blandishment
overture, suggestion, approach, suit, pass, wooing, courting
‘an assortment of motivational tools is necessary to keep them in class and paying attention’
listen, be attentive, attend, concentrate on, concentrate on hearing, give ear to, lend an ear to
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