heed

[heed]
verb (used with object)
1.
to give careful attention to: He did not heed the warning.
verb (used without object)
2.
to give attention; have regard.
noun
3.
careful attention; notice; observation (usually with give or take ).

Origin:
before 900; Middle English heden, Old English hēdan; cognate with German hüten to guard, protect; akin to hood1

heeder, noun
unheeded, adjective
unheededly, adverb
unheeding, adjective
unheedingly, adverb


1. note, observe, consider, mark. 3. consideration, care; caution, vigilance, watchfulness.


1. disregard, ignore.
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heed (hiːd)
 
n
1.  close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay,ortake heed)
 
vb
2.  to pay close attention to (someone or something)
 
[Old English hēdan; related to Old Saxon hōdian, Old High German huoten]
 
'heeder
 
n
 
'heedful
 
adj
 
'heedfully
 
adv
 
'heedfulness
 
n

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heed
O.E. hedan "to take care, attend," from W.Gmc. *hodjan (cf. OS. hodian, O.Fris. hoda, Ger. hüten "to guard, watch"). Survives only in lit. use and as the object of verbs (take heed, etc.). Probably related to O.E. hod "hood" through a sense of "guard." Heedless "without regard" is from 1579.
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Example sentences
She urges him to reconsider his priorities, but he is always too busy to heed
  her advice.
After some back-and-forth, I finally decided to heed this advice.
Innovators who aim to create a world of cheap, clean energy should heed some
  basic lessons.
When the driver refused to heed the plea, Bergh blocked his path, causing a
  massive traffic jam.
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