To pay attention to
Attention At*ten"tion, n. [L. attentio: cf. F. attention.] 1. The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending. [1913 Webster]

They say the tongues of dying men Enforce attention like deep harmony. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Attention is consciousness and something more. It is consciousness voluntarily applied, under its law of limitations, to some determinate object; it is consciousness concentrated. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

2. An act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger. [1913 Webster]

{To pay attention to}, {To pay one's attentions to}, to be courteous or attentive to; to wait upon as a lover; to court. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Care; heed; study; consideration; application; advertence; respect; regard. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To make love to — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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