heed

[[t]hi͟ːd[/t]]
heeds, heeding, heeded
1) VERB If you heed someone's advice or warning, you pay attention to it and do what they suggest. [FORMAL]

[V n] But few at the conference in London last week heeded his warning...

[V n] Chris would have been well advised to heed the old saying `Never bite the hand that feeds you.'

Syn:
take note of
2) PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR to/of n If you take heed of what someone says or if you pay heed to them, you pay attention to them and consider carefully what they say. [FORMAL]

He pays too much heed these days to my nephew Tom, and Tom is no great thinker...

But what if the government takes no heed?

Syn:
pay attention to

English dictionary. 2008.

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