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Synonyms for attention
əˈtɛn ʃən; əˌtɛnˈʃʌn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attention, attending(noun)

    the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, attendance, tending, attending

    Antonyms:
    inattention

  2. care, attention, aid, tending(noun)

    the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

    "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"

    Synonyms:
    assist, attending, financial aid, aid, tending, upkeep, assistance, precaution, forethought, caution, concern, help, charge, economic aid, tutelage, guardianship, maintenance, care, fear

    Antonyms:
    inattention

  3. attention(noun)

    a general interest that leads people to want to know more

    "She was the center of attention"

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

    Antonyms:
    inattention

  4. attention(noun)

    a courteous act indicating affection

    "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

    Antonyms:
    inattention

  5. attention(noun)

    the faculty or power of mental concentration

    "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

    Antonyms:
    inattention

  6. attention(noun)

    a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review

    "the troops stood at attention"

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

    Antonyms:
    inattention

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attention

    Care concerns what we possess; anxiety, often, what we do not; riches bring many cares; poverty brings many anxieties. Care also signifies watchful attention, in view of possible harm; as, "This side up with care;" "Take care of yourself;" or, as a sharp warning, "Take care!" Caution has a sense of possible harm and risk only to be escaped, if at all, by careful deliberation and observation. Care inclines to the positive, caution to the negative; care is shown in doing, caution largely in not doing. Precaution is allied with care, prudence with caution; a man rides a dangerous horse with care; caution will keep him from mounting the horse; precaution looks to the saddle-girths, bit and bridle, and all that may make the rider secure. Circumspection is watchful observation and calculation, but without the timidity implied in caution. Concern denotes a serious interest, milder than anxiety; as, concern for the safety of a ship at sea. Heed implies attention without disquiet; it is now largely displaced by attention and care. Solicitude involves especially the element of desire, not expressed in anxiety, and of hopefulness, not implied in care. A parent feels constant solicitude for his children's welfare, anxiety as to dangers that threaten it, with care to guard against them. Watchfulness recognizes the possibility of danger, wariness the probability. A man who is not influenced by caution to keep out of danger may display great wariness in the midst of it. Care has also the sense of responsibility, with possible control, as expressed in charge, management, oversight; as, these children are under my care; send the money to me in care of the firm. Compare ALARM; ANXIETY; PRUDENCE.

    Synonyms:
    anxiety, care, caution, charge, circumspection, concern, direction, forethought, heed, management, oversight, perplexity, precaution, prudence, solicitude, trouble, vigilance, wariness, watchfulness, worry

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, disregard, heedlessness, inattention, indifference, neglect, negligence, omission, oversight, recklessness, remissness, slight

    Preposition:
    Take care of the house; for the future; about the matter.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attention

    Synonyms:
    observation, notice, regard, watchfulness, heed, consideration, circumspection, study, vigilance, care

    Antonyms:
    disregard, inadvertence, remission, indifference, carelessness, abstraction, distraction, absence

Editors Contribution

  1. remind you of

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. attention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    care, heed, regard, heedfulness, mindfulness, notice, observation, consideration, advertence, circumspection, watch, watchfulness

  2. attention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    application, reflection, study

  3. attention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    civility, courtesy, politeness, deference, respect, regard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attention(n)

    Synonyms:
    heed, regard, advertence, vigilance, circumspection, consideration, alertness, watchfulness, notice, civility, courtesy, deference, devoirs, addresses

    Antonyms:
    inattention, inadvertence, slight, disregard

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How to use attention in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The easiest way to divert away the general public attention from their main concern is to start a vociferous debate on a trifle topic through hired people keeping some in favour and others against it and to make them vocally fight on the mainstream and social media platform.

  2. Darnell Earley:

    To the extent that areas of concern are called to our attention, we remediate the issue based on the resources available. In every case where an issue has been brought to our attention, we have responded in as timely a manner as possible.

  3. Caroline Vandergriff/KOKH:

    It made me wonder whether someone stole her for dog fighting and either cut or tried to starve her to make her aggressive, bridget was also found wearing her distinctive pink, floral collar, and her leash, and my phone number was scratched off her tag — maybe the thief got spooked by all the media attention and dumped her on a random road.

  4. Coco Gauff:

    It was a trumpet. He told us that. You didnt pay attention.

  5. Janet Haas:

    Hand-washing being a way to prevent infections is not new news anymore, for sure, we know a lot about the fact that it works. We are paying more attention now to the fact that it's not just washing your hands but how you wash your hands.

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