Definition for attention

noun as in concentration

noun as in consideration, care

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We know more than ever about attention span and engagement, or the connection between socio-emotional development and academic outcomes.

A lack of institutional leadership also means there aren’t many prominent people or groups showing up to nudge politicians to pay attention to their issues.

The QAnon conspiracy theory, which originated online three years ago, has gained more attention this year.

With no iPhone to soak up all the attention this year, the two new models—the premium Apple Watch Series 6 and the lesser Apple SE—shone.

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While this campaign is mostly geared toward informing Instagram users, Steyer said he also hopes the celebrity messages will garner the attention of advertisers.

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One witness said the gunfire began after a traffic collision, which drew the attention of a nearby police officer.

First, they allow Paul to siphon off attention from whichever potential candidate is making news.

In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.

Anyone who tries to draw attention to threats instead of quietly burying them is worsening the problem.

In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.

This attracted much attention, and the London journals praised the artist.

His parents were peasants and he wrought as a day laborer till he attracted attention.

The little crowd and the boats on the beach were right under them and no one paid any attention or seemed to be in a hurry.

The card table profitably occupies some six to eight hours daily of these old fellows' attention.

Claude de Vert died; he devoted much attention to the ceremonies of the church of Rome, of which he wrote a history.


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On this page you'll find 115 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to attention, such as: consideration, debate, mind, scrutiny, thinking, and thought.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.