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1‘she took out her diary and made a note of the time of the meeting’
record, account, entry, item, notation, minute, jotting, inscription
memorandum, reminder, aide-memoire
2notes‘he may be asked to take notes of the meeting’
minutes, records, jottings, report, account, commentary, transcript, proceedings, transactions
observations, impressions, details, data
synopsis, precis, summary, sketch, outline
3‘there were some notes scribbled in the margins’
annotation, footnote, commentary, comment, gloss, explanation, explication, exposition, elucidation
4‘he dropped me a note the day he left’
message, communication, letter, missive, epistle, line
5‘a £20 note’
North American bill, greenback
North American historical Treasury note
6‘only two developments are worthy of note’
attention, consideration, notice, heed, observation, thought, regard, care, attentiveness, mindfulness
7‘he was a composer of considerable note’
distinction, importance, eminence, pre-eminence, influence, illustriousness, greatness, prestige, fame, acclaim, celebrity, renown, repute, reputation, stature, standing, position, rank, consequence, account
8‘there was a note of hopelessness in her voice’
tone, intonation, inflection, sound, hint, indication, sign, element, streak, strain, vein, suggestion, suspicion
1‘we shall be delighted to note your suggestion’
bear in mind, be mindful of, consider, observe, take into account, take into consideration, take note of, listen to
heed, take notice of, pay attention to, take in, pay regard to, be guided by
2‘a final communiqué noted the ministers' concern’
mention, make mention of, refer to, allude to, touch on, hint at, indicate, point out, make known, state
3‘you had better note the date in your diary’
write down, put down, jot down, take down, set down, mark down, inscribe, enter, mark, record, register, scribble, scrawl, pencil
put in writing, put down on paper, commit to paper, put in black and white
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