Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 457. Attention.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section II. Precursory Conditions and Operations
457. Attention.
NOUN:ATTENTION; mindfulness &c. adj.; intentness, intentiveness [rare]; alertness; thought [See Thought]; advertence or advertency; observance, observation; consideration, reflection, perpension [obs.]; heed; heedfulness; particularity; notice, regard &c. v.; circumspection (care) [See Care]; study, scrutiny; inspection, introspection; revision, revisal.
  active -, diligent -, exclusive -, minute -, close -, intense -, deep -, profound -, abstract -, labored -, deliberate- -thought, - attention, - application, - study.
  absorption of mind (abstraction) [See Inattention].
  MINUTENESS, meticulosity, meticulousness, finicality, finicalness; circumstantiality, attention to detail.
  INDICATION, calling attention to &c. v.
VERB:BE ATTENTIVE &c. adj.; attend, advert to, observe, look, see, view, remark, notice, regard, take notice, mark; give -, pay- -attention, - heed- to; know what o’clock it is [colloq.], know the time of day [colloq.]; incline -, lend- an ear to; trouble one’s head about; give a thought to, animadvert; occupy oneself with; contemplate (think of) [See Thought]; look -at, - to, - after, - into, - over; see to; turn -, bend -, apply -, direct -, give- the -mind, - eye, -attention -to; have an eye to, have in one’s eye; bear in mind; take into -account, - consideration; keep in -sight, - view; have regard to, heed, mind, take cognizance of, entertain, recognize; make -, take- note of; note.
  EXAMINE, - closely, - intently; scan, scrutinize, consider; give -, bend- one’s mind to; overhaul, revise, pore over; inspect, review, pass under review; take stock of; get the gist of; fix -, rivet -, devote- the -eye, - mind, - thoughts, - attention- on or to; hear out, think out; mind one’s business, attend to one’s business.
  EXAMINE CURSORILY; glance -at, - upon, - over; cast -, pass- the eyes over; run over, turn over the leaves, dip into, perstringe [obs.]; skim (neglect) [See Neglect]; take a cursory view of.
  REVERT TO, hark back to; watch (expect) [See Expectation], (take care of) [See Care]; hearken or harken to, listen to; prick up the ears; have -, keep- the eyes open; come to the point.
  MEET WITH ATTENTION; fall under one’s -notice, - observation; be under consideration (topic) [See Topic].
  catch -, strike- the eye; attract notice; catch -, awaken -, wake -, invite -, solicit -, attract -, claim -, excite -, engage -, occupy -, strike -, arrest -, fix -, engross -, absorb -, rivet- the -attention, - mind, - thoughts; be present to the mind, be uppermost in the mind.
  CALL ATTENTION TO, bring under one’s notice; point -out, - to, - at, -the finger at; lay the finger on, indigitate [obs.], indicate; direct attention to; show; put a mark upon (sign) [See Indication]; call soldiers to “attention”; bring forward (make manifest) [See Manifestation].
ADJECTIVE:ATTENTIVE, mindful, heedful, intentive [rare], advertent, all eyes and ears, observant, regardful; alive to, awake to; on the job [colloq.]; there with the goods [colloq.]; observing &c. v.; alert; taken up with, occupied with; engaged in, engrossed in, wrapped in; absorbed, rapt; breathless; preoccupied (inattentive) [See Inattention]; watchful (careful) [See Care]; intent on, open-eyed; breathless, undistracted, upon the stretch; on the watch (expectant) [See Expectation].
  steadfast (persevering) [See Perseverance]
INTERJECTION:SEE! look! look you! look to it! mark! lo! behold! soho! hark! hark ye! mind! look out! look alive! [colloq.]; look here! [colloq.]; halloo! observe! lo and behold! attention! nota bene [L.]; N.B.; *, [dagger symbol];d have you know! notice! O yes! Oyez! dekko! [Hind.], ecco! [It.], yo-ho! ho!
  1. This is -, these are- to give notice.
  2. Dictum sapienti sat est.
  3. Finem respice.
  4. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.—Hamlet



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