heed Definition

to pay attention to something, especially advice or a warning.

Using heed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "heed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He should have heeded the warnings of his doctor.

  • Example

    I suggest you heed her advice.

  • Example

    The company failed to heed the concerns of its employees.

heed Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for heed

  • mind
  • listen to
  • pay attention to
  • take notice of

Antonyms for heed

Phrases with heed

  • to be careful and pay attention to something


    Take heed of the warning signs.

  • to pay attention to something and consider it carefully


    It is important to give heed to the opinions of others.

  • to take notice of and act upon something


    It is wise to pay heed to the advice of experienced professionals.

Origins of heed

from Old English 'hēdan', meaning 'to take care of'


Summary: heed in Brief

'Heed' [hiːd] means to pay attention to advice or a warning. It is often used in phrases like 'take heed,' 'give heed,' and 'pay heed.' Examples include 'He should have heeded the warnings of his doctor' and 'I suggest you heed her advice.' The opposite of 'heed' is 'ignore' or 'disregard.'