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To pay attention

concentrate

verb

to give all your attention to the thing you are doing

focus

verb

to concentrate on something and pay particular attention to it

listen

verb

to pay attention to what someone tells you and do what they suggest

turn to

to direct your attention, thoughts etc towards someone or something

pay attention

to listen to, watch, or consider something or someone very carefully

take notice

to pay attention to something

zero in on

to start to give all your attention to a particular person or thing

hone in on

to give all your attention to something

concern yourself

to pay attention to something because it is important or because it worries you

sit up and take notice

to start to pay attention

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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