take notice of
phrasal to observe or treat with special attention

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • To take notice of — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take notice of — Notice No tice, n. [F., fr. L. notitia a being known, knowledge, fr. noscere, notum, to know. See {Know}.] 1. The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note. [1913 Webster] How ready is envy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take note of — or[take notice of] {v. phr.} 1. To look carefully at; pay close attention to; observe well. * /A detective is trained to take note of people and things./ 2. To notice and act in response; pay attention. * /Two boys were talking together in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take note of — or[take notice of] {v. phr.} 1. To look carefully at; pay close attention to; observe well. * /A detective is trained to take note of people and things./ 2. To notice and act in response; pay attention. * /Two boys were talking together in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To take notice — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take advantage of — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take care of — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take hold of — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sit up and take notice — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be surprised into noticing something. * /Grace had never impressed her teachers. Hearing that she had won the essay contest made them sit up and take notice./ * /George s sudden success made the town sit up and take… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sit up and take notice — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be surprised into noticing something. * /Grace had never impressed her teachers. Hearing that she had won the essay contest made them sit up and take notice./ * /George s sudden success made the town sit up and take… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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