- 1notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important
- 2the action of dealing with or taking special care of someone or something
- 3careful consideration or application of something
Using attention: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "attention" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The teacher's attention was focused on the student who had raised his hand.
The company paid attention to customer feedback and made changes accordingly.
The nurse gave special attention to the patient's needs.
The artist paid close attention to detail in her painting.
attention Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using attention
to pay an exorbitant amount of money for someone's attention or services
He paid through the nose for the lawyer's attention.
She always dresses in bright colors to draw attention to herself.
I wanted to bring this issue to your attention.
Phrases with attention
Please pay attention to what I'm saying.
the length of time for which a person is able to concentrate on a particular activity or subject
Children have shorter attention spans than adults.
a condition characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development
He was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder at a young age.
Origins of attention
from Latin 'attendere', meaning 'give heed to'
Summary: attention in Brief
The term 'attention' [əˈtɛnʃ(ə)n] refers to the act of noticing, regarding, or dealing with someone or something. It can also denote careful consideration or application of something. Phrases like 'pay attention' and 'attention span' use 'attention' to denote focus or concentration, while 'attention deficit disorder (ADD)' refers to a condition characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Idioms like 'pay through the nose for attention' and 'draw attention to oneself' use 'attention' to denote the act of paying or attracting attention, respectively.