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take note

Also, take notice. Pay attention, as in Take note, not one man here is wearing a tie, or The aide took notice of the boys throwing spitballs and reported them. An antonym is take no notice of, meaning “ignore,” as in Take no notice of them and they'll stop teasing you. [ Late 1500s ]
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  • Moreover, such a girl will take note of all the doings of certain of her acquaintances.

  • He joined in their sports, and was too much interested to take note of time.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • At present I cared much more for this, that no one at the table should take note of our anger.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The reader should take note of this term and refrain from confusing it with the sails.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • They soon began to take note that he kept two ledgers and two distinct sets of books—the one set small, the other set very bulky.

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