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Synonyms for attention
əˈtɛn ʃən; əˌtɛnˈʃʌnat·ten·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attention, attendingnoun

    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, tendingnoun

    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. attentionnoun

    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. attentionnoun

    a courteous act indicating affection

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

    Synonyms:
    care, aid, tending, attending

    Antonyms:
    inattention

  5. attentionnoun

    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. attentionnoun

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. remind you of

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. attentionnoun

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

  2. attentionnoun

    Synonyms:
    application, reflection, study

  3. attentionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attentionnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    inattention, inadvertence, slight, disregard

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#166718circumspection

How to use attention in a sentence?

  1. Peggy Noonan:

    Great speeches have always had great soundbites. The problem now is that the young technicians who put together speeches are paying attention only to the soundbite, not to the text as a whole, not realizing that all great soundbites happen by accident, which is to say, all great soundbites are yielded up inevitably, as part of the natural expression of the text. They are part of the tapestry, they aren't a little flower somebody sewed on.

  2. Marcy Kaptur:

    We all know the demands required to compete in any election and yours drew so much national attention. It’s estimated over $10 million was expended overall on the race. About 60 times what the job pays.

  3. Kathleen Caso:

    They should pay attention to their children and what they say when they come home from school, don't criticize, listen. If there's thing that go against what they've been teaching their children, then they need to go to a school board meeting.

  4. Trainer Bill Mott:

    Our horse has been getting some attention. They made him second choice in the morning line, from the rumblings I have been hearing, it seems there are a few people talking about him and handicappers seem to like him.

  5. Sun Jianguo:

    The prerequisite for win-win cooperation is mutual trust, (We) hope the U.S. side can pay great attention to China's concerns, earnestly respect our core interests, avoid words and actions that harm bilateral ties, and reduce activities which cause misunderstandings or misjudgments.


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